Songs From This Earth on Turtle's Back: Contemporary American Indian Poetry

Songs From This Earth on Turtle s Back Contemporary American Indian Poetry Poetry Native American Studies This anthology of poetry includes fifty two poets from than thirty five different Native American nations Some of the poets include Elizabeth Woody Joy Harjo Adrian C

  • Title: Songs From This Earth on Turtle's Back: Contemporary American Indian Poetry
  • Author: Joseph Bruchac
  • ISBN: 9780912678580
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry Native American Studies This anthology of poetry includes fifty two poets from than thirty five different Native American nations Some of the poets include Elizabeth Woody, Joy Harjo, Adrian C Louis, Barney Bush, Jim Barnes, and Peter Blue Cloud Each poet is introduced with a biographical paragraph followed by a selection of their poetry The publication BPoetry Native American Studies This anthology of poetry includes fifty two poets from than thirty five different Native American nations Some of the poets include Elizabeth Woody, Joy Harjo, Adrian C Louis, Barney Bush, Jim Barnes, and Peter Blue Cloud Each poet is introduced with a biographical paragraph followed by a selection of their poetry The publication Booklist says this book is recommended for large high school libraries as a generous collection of poems by present day American Indian writers Library Journal found it essential for subject collection in academic and larger public libraries.

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    About "Joseph Bruchac"

    1. Joseph Bruchac

      Joseph Bruchac lives with his wife, Carol, in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him Much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood, those Native roots are the ones by which he has been most nourished He, his younger sister Margaret, and his two grown sons, James and Jesse, continue to work extensively in projects involving the preservation of Abenaki culture, language and traditional Native skills, including performing traditional and contemporary Abenaki music with the Dawnland Singers He holds a B.A from Cornell University, an M.A in Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse and a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the Union Institute of Ohio His work as a educator includes eight years of directing a college program for Skid College inside a maximum security prison With his wife, Carol, he is the founder and Co Director of the Greenfield Review Literary Center and The Greenfield Review Press He has edited a number of highly praised anthologies of contemporary poetry and fiction, including Songs from this Earth on Turtle s Back, Breaking Silence winner of an American Book Award and Returning the Gift His poems, articles and stories have appeared in over 500 publications, from American Poetry Review, Cricket and Aboriginal Voices to National Geographic, Parabola and Smithsonian Magazine He has authored than 70 books for adults and children, including The First Strawberries, Keepers of the Earth co authored with Michael Caduto , Tell Me a Tale, When the Chenoo Howls co authored with his son, James , his autobiography Bowman s Store and such novels as Dawn Land, The Waters Between, Arrow Over the Door and The Heart of a Chief Forthcoming titles include Squanto s Journey Harcourt , a picture book, Sacajawea Harcourt , an historical novel, Crazy Horse s Vision Lee Low , a picture book, and Pushing Up The Sky Dial , a collection of plays for children His honors include a Rockefeller Humanities fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship for Poetry, the Cherokee Nation Prose Award, the Knickerbocker Award, the Hope S Dean Award for Notable Achievement in Children s Literature and both the 1998 Writer of the Year Award and the 1998 Storyteller of the Year Award from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers In 1999, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas As a professional teller of the traditional tales of the Adirondacks and the Native peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, Joe Bruchac has performed widely in Europe and throughout the United States from Florida to Hawaii and has been featured at such events as the British Storytelling Festival and the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee He has been a storyteller in residence for Native American organizations and schools throughout the continent, including the Institute of Alaska Native Arts and the Onondaga Nation School He discusses Native culture and his books and does storytelling programs at dozens of elementary and secondary schools each year as a visiting author.

    258 thoughts on “Songs From This Earth on Turtle's Back: Contemporary American Indian Poetry”


    1. This was assigned reading in a graduate-level poetry class, and for good reason. It's the best poetry anthology out there. Period. No one has topped it. (If you think you've found a better anthology, I'd appreciate a recommendation in the comments). "Songs From this Earth on Turtle's Back" makes Alexie's "Best American Poetry" look like "Good Housekeeping." If you are someone who buys books and then donates most, like me, expect to keep this one. If you write poetry and feel like you're getting [...]


    2. just like any kind of poetry really. i mainly liked the fact that all the poetry was written by native americans, besides that it had a good variety of poetry. a very good mixture of poems that made me feel alot of different ways that weren't to over the top like i could read one sink myself into that for the day.



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