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Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California

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Red Indian Road West gathers poetic insight from 31 indigenous writers with California roots, from 29 tribes. Their poems encompass a wide scope of emotional and historical journeys. Try to outrun the emotional laser of Natalie Diaz in “A Woman with No Legs.” Can’t be done. Discover tranquility in “Klamath River Meditation” by Judi Brannan Armbruster.

Each of the 55 poems and James Luna’s beautiful introduction provide readers with a new vision of California. Through the Native American lens, we gain a fresh perspective of the inhabitants, early and current, of the 31st state. Hope, heartbreak, lack, abuse—the poems collected in this volume run the gamut of human experience, but at the same time show us life through uniquely personal experiences of the individual poets.

Editors Kurt Schweigman and Lucille Lang Day have included a biography of each poet who contributed to the book, thus allowing opportunities for further reading and exploration of their works. This is a bonus for readers new to Native American writing, but also an important tool for scholars who may be familiar with the works of indigenous writers from other parts of the United States or Canada, but new to this group of California writers.

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Author:
Kurt Schweigman, Editor • Lucille Lang Day, Editor • James Luna, Introduction
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5/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
110 pages
Publisher:
Scarlet Tanager Books
Publish Date:
04-Jan-2016
ISBN:
9780976867654
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Issue:
April 2016
Category:
Poetry & Short Stories
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Publication Date

04-Jan-2016

Format

Trade

Publisher

Scarlet Tanager Books

Issue

April 2016

Page Count

110 pages

ASIN

0976867656

ISBN

9780976867654

Star Count

5

Book Author

Kurt Schweigman, Editor • Lucille Lang Day, Editor • James Luna, Introduction

“Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California”

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