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Title:
Survival this way : interviews with American Indian poets
Author:
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
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Publication Information:
Tucson : Sun Tracks : University of Arizona Press, [1987]

©1987
Physical Description:
xiii, 363 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780816510245
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Book

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Twenty-one leading American Indian poets discuss the role of Native American culture in their work, the forces that shape contemporary Native American poetry, and the prospects of that poetry's surviving as a form apart from the poetry of the dominant culture.


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Library Journal Review

In interviews with Erdrich, Harjo, Ortiz, Welch, and others, Abenaki writer/scholar Bruchac moves toward an articulation of what makes material uniquely Native; it may be dual citizenship in tribe and country, rootedness in place, particular sense of community, and belief in the inherent harmony of existence. Some of the writers struggle with conflicting desires to explain what is Indian and to observe the sacred by retaining anonymity. Showing deep respect and knowledge of one another's works, these writers repeatedly affirm the value of life. Highly recommended. Rhoda Carroll (formerly Yerburgh), Vermont Coll., Montpelier (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.