A “remarkable and unique addition to contemporary U.S. poetry” -Booklist
"Given the synchronicities between the displaced peoples of the Middle East and the Americas, it is a testament to Glancy and Rodriguez's vision that drew these powerful poems...into a single, timeless volume." —World Literature Today
"The collection will prove useful in a number of contexts and learning environments: in particular I would highly recommend it be taught in American Indian studies classes, Middle Eastern classes, and comparative and world literature classes." —Dalia Ebeid, Transmotion
The anthology explores how the Middle East has captured the imaginations of a significant group of Native American poets, most of whom have traveled to the Middle East (broadly defined to include the Arab world, Israel, Turkey, Afghanistan). What qualities of the region drew them there? What did they see? How did their cultural perspectives as Native Americans inform their reactions and insights? Three thematic sections—Place, People, Spirit—feature poems and notes inspired by the poets experiences of Middle Eastern cultures.
Watch video interview with contributors Diane Glancy, Linda Rodriguez, Bojan Louis, and Kim Shuck at Haskell Indian Nations University. Video produced by Campbell Richmond & Asher Wilcox.
Read the review in Washington Independent Review of Books by Grace Cavalieri
Read the review in Transmotion
Excellent reading for those who value meditative, beautiful storytelling. —Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal (starred review) Ramspeck's debut collection abounds with flawed families, tense confirmations, and unlikely mo...
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