Native American Songs and Poems: An Anthology

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Courier Corporation, Sep 18, 1996 - Poetry - 56 pages
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Wonderful collection of authentic traditional songs and contemporary Indian verse composed by Seminole, Hopi, Navajo, Pima, Arapaho, Paiute, Nootka, other Indian writers and poets. Topics include nature's beauty and rhythms, themes of tradition and continuity, the Indian in contemporary society, much more.

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User Review  - Melody - Goodreads

Picked this up at the library for some insight into a Native character I've been writing for Nanowrimo. This was great! I especially enjoyed Sherman Alexie's poem and story about the 'Great Indian ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maria D'Isidoro - Goodreads

This anthology is broken into two parts: The first half is a collection of traditional and ritual poems and songs. The second half is made up of works by contemporary poets. With regards to the first ... Read full review


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Brian Swann is on the faculty of humanities and social sciences at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. His many works include "Voices from Four Directions: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America" and (with Arnold Krupat) "I Tell You Now: Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writer"s, both available in Bison Books editions.

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