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LBCC Albany Campus Library PS3602.I85 F56 2009 (Text) 38813001238114 Stacks Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781556593086
  • ISBN: 1556593082
  • Physical Description: print
    73 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2009]

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Summary, etc.: "I bite my eyes shut between these songs." So begins Flood Song, a concentrated, interweaving, painterly sequence in which Native tradition scrapes against contemporary urban life. In his second book, Sherwin Bitsui intones landscapes real and imagined, populated with the wrens, winds, and reeds of the high desert and constructed from the bricks and gasoline of the city. Reverent to his family's indigenous traditions while simultaneously indebted to European modernism and surrealism, Bitsui is at the forefront of a younger generation of Native writers. His poems are highly imagistic and constantly in motion, drawing as readily upon Diné (Navajo) myths, customs, and medicine songs as they do contemporary language and poetics. "I map a shrinking map," Bitsui writes, a map tribal and individual, elemental and modern--and utterly astonishing.
Subject: Navajo Indians Poetry
American poetry
Genre: Poetry.