Dean Rader Janice Gould Robert M. Nelson Simon J. Ortiz Carter Revard Patricia Clark Smith Eric Gary Anderson Paula Gunn Allen
Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry
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Speak to Me Words Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry Although American Indian poetry is widely read and discussed few resources have been available that focus on it critically This book is the first collection of essays on the genre bringing poetry ou

  • Title: Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry
  • Author: Dean Rader Janice Gould Robert M. Nelson Simon J. Ortiz Carter Revard Patricia Clark Smith Eric Gary Anderson Paula Gunn Allen
  • ISBN: 9780816523498
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Although American Indian poetry is widely read and discussed, few resources have been available that focus on it critically This book is the first collection of essays on the genre, bringing poetry out from under the shadow of fiction in the study of Native American literature Speak to Me Words is a stimulating blend of classic articles and original pieces that reflect tAlthough American Indian poetry is widely read and discussed, few resources have been available that focus on it critically This book is the first collection of essays on the genre, bringing poetry out from under the shadow of fiction in the study of Native American literature Speak to Me Words is a stimulating blend of classic articles and original pieces that reflect the energy of modern American Indian literary studies Highlighting various aspects of poetry written by American Indians since the 1960s, it is a wide ranging collection that balances the insights of Natives and non Natives, men and women, old and new voices Included here are such landmark articles as Answering the Deer by Paula Gunn Allen, Herbs of Healing by Carter Revard, and Song, Poetry and Language Expression and Perception by Simon Ortiz all pieces that have shaped how we think about Native poetry Among the contributions appearing for the first time are Elaine Jahner writing on Paula Gunn Allen s use of formal structures Robert Nelson addressing pan Indian tropes of emergence, survival, return, and renewal and Janet McAdams focusing on Carter Revard s angled mirrors Although many Native writers may disregard distinctions between genres, together these writings help readers see the difference between American Indian poetry and other forms of Native literature.These essays are as broad, encompassing, and provocative as Native poetry itself, branching off from and weaving back into one another In showing how American Indian poetry redefines our social order and articulates how Indian communities think about themselves, these writers establish a new foundation for the study and enjoyment of this vital art.

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    1 Blog on “Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry

    1. Kristen Suagee-beauduy says:

      Excerpts:Introduction:"Failing to recognize the existence of genres is equivalent to claiming that a literary work does not bear any relationship to already existing works. Genres are precisely those relay-points by which the work assumes a relation with the universe of literature" --Tzvetan Todorov (3)."There is no genre of 'Indian Literature' because we are all different. There is only literature written by people who are Indian and who, therefor, infuse their work with their own lives the sam [...]

    2. secondwomn says:

      an insightful collection of essays on topics and poets writing from a native american perspective. some of these should really be required reading for all american literature courses.

    3. Patricia Killelea says:

      one of the best

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