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The World Is One Place

Native American Poets Visit the Middle East

by Diane Glancy, Linda Rodriguez, editors

Price: $14.95, 128 pages

ISBN: 978-1-943491-07-0, 2017

 

Jim Barnes • Kimberly Blaeser • Trevino L. Brings Plenty • Natalie Diaz • Diane Glancy • Joy Harjo • Allison Hedge Coke • Travis Hedge Coke • Linda Hogan • LeAnne Howe • Bojan Louis • Craig Santos Perez • Linda Rodriguez • Kim Shuck • James Thomas Stevens

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 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.

 

 

Read the review in Washington Independent Review of Books by Grace Cavalieri

 

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