NOTE: Contributor Kim Shuck will appear in the Kansas City area at two events: August 16, 2019, she will speak at Temple Israel services, meeting at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall, Overland Park, Kansss, 6 p.m. On August 17, she will speak on "Making Poems as Ceremony" and read from her new book Murdered Missing at Haskell Indian Nations University Library, 2540 Creek, Lawrence, Kan., 3 p.m. Call BkMk Press at 816-235-2558 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Eric Hoffer Award category finalist and da Vinci's Eye finalist for cover art by Kim Shuck
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
Joy Harjo wins Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets & Writers
Kim Shuck receives Poet Laureate Fellowship from Academy of American Poets
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