Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry

Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry

by Dean Rader
     
 

US scholars of literature, most with Native American heritage, examine specific works and poets, and general themes. Their topics include poems as maps in American Indian women's writing, the doubleweaving of homeland and identity in the poetry of Marilou Awiakta, and the epic lyric. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR  See more details below

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US scholars of literature, most with Native American heritage, examine specific works and poets, and general themes. Their topics include poems as maps in American Indian women's writing, the doubleweaving of homeland and identity in the poetry of Marilou Awiakta, and the epic lyric. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"The well-written essays . . . offer a variety of critical and theoretical approaches from scholars and scholar/poets, with a unique intertexuality arising from some contributors analyzing the poetic works of other writers in the volume. . . . This volume shifts the focus in formal studies of American Indian poetics to the people as they are now and their hopes for healing in the future." —Great Plains Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816523481
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Dean Rader is Assistant Professor of English at the University of San Francisco. Poet Janice Gould is an assistant professor of women’s and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She has published two previous collections of poetry, Earthquake Weather, also published by the University of Arizona Press, and Beneath My Heart. She is also co-editor of Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry.

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