Survival this Way: Interviews with American Indian Poets

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Sun Tracks, 1987 - American poetry - 363 pages
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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Survival this way: interviews with American Indian poets

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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 ... Read full review


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Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website

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