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When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

Howe, Leanne
Foerster, Jennifer Elise
Harjo, Joy

Paperback

Poetry AnthologiesPoetry CriticismGeneral Poetry

Publisher Price: $19.95

ISBN10: 0393356809
ISBN13: 9780393356809
Publisher: W W Norton & Co
Published: Aug 25 2020
Pages: 496
Weight: 1.32
Height: 1.30 Width: 6.10 Depth: 9.10
Language: English

This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. Opening with a blessing from Pulitzer Prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, the book contains powerful introductions from contributing editors who represent the five geographically organized sections. Each section begins with a poem from traditional oral literatures and closes with emerging poets, ranging from Eleazar, a seventeenth-century Native student at Harvard, to Jake Skeets, a young Diné poet born in 1991, and including renowned writers such as Luci Tapahanso, Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, and Ray Young Bear. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through offers the extraordinary sweep of Native literature, without which no study of American poetry is complete.

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