Voices of the Rainbow: Contemporary Poetry by Native Americans

Voices of the Rainbow: Contemporary Poetry by Native Americans

by Kenneth Rosen, Aaron Yava, R. C. Gorman, Aaron Yava
     
 

Kenneth Rosen’s haunting volume of poetry proves that the powerful and moving voice of Native Americans must be heard. More than two hundred poems embrace anguish, pride, and hope, representing twenty-four tribal affiliations, including, Sioux, Pawnee, Choctaw, Seminole, Laguna Pueblo, Cherokee, Anishinabe, Mohawk, Seneca, and Seminole. An Indian leader once

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Kenneth Rosen’s haunting volume of poetry proves that the powerful and moving voice of Native Americans must be heard. More than two hundred poems embrace anguish, pride, and hope, representing twenty-four tribal affiliations, including, Sioux, Pawnee, Choctaw, Seminole, Laguna Pueblo, Cherokee, Anishinabe, Mohawk, Seneca, and Seminole. An Indian leader once asked a U.S. president: “What visions, under the white man’s way, are offered that will cause today’s children to want tomorrow to come?” In a sense, each poem in this volume is an attempt to confront and answer that very question.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Containing more than 200 poems by 21 Native Americans, many of whom were unknown at the time of its 1984 debut, this volume was found to be ``notable for its diversity'' by LJ 's reviewer. If your collection is lacking such material, then this remains ``highly recommended'' ( LJ 6/1/75).
Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Notable. . . . A reader finds a feeling for the spiritual, the land and specific locale, a sense of history, peaceful ideal alongside violent reality.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559702249
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Publication date:
11/08/1993
Edition description:
1st Arcade pbk. ed
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Rosen is a poet and former Fulbright scholar. He teaches poetry and literary modernism at the University of Southern Maine–Portland. He lives in Portland, Maine.

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