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LBCC Albany Campus Library PS3555.R418 N38 2008 (Text) 38813001238221 Stacks Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780870138485
  • ISBN: 0870138480
  • Physical Description: print
    ix, 96 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2008.

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Formatted Contents Note: Grave markers -- National monuments -- Guidelines for the treatment of sacred objects -- Mahto Paha, Bear Butte -- Black and white monument, photo circa 1977 -- Grand Portage -- Desecrate -- American ghosts -- Post-barbarian -- Some Elsie -- Ghost prisoner -- Made in Toyland -- Ghost keeper -- Infinite progression -- In search of Jane's grave -- Not seeing Ground Zero in 2005 -- Liminal -- Theft outright -- Ghost town -- De'an -- Ghost of love -- Elsie drops off the dry cleaning -- Butter Maiden and Maize Girl survive death leap -- Lone reader and Tonchee fistfight in pages -- Ghost nation -- White noise machine -- Star blanket stories -- Do you know the secret of Johnnie's cole slaw mix? -- Full bodied semi-sestina -- Discovery -- An RSSfeed series -- Body works -- eBay bones -- My beloved is mine -- Ghostly arms -- Kennewick Man tells all -- Kennewick Man swims laps -- Kennewick Man attempts cyber-date -- Prisoner no. 280 -- Vial -- Girl of lightning -- We would not believe -- Nefertiti's close up -- Pharaoh's hair returns -- Antigone finds the field grown full -- Personality -- She was the kind -- Gazing globe -- Goodnight -- Post-professorial -- Plane full of poets -- Earthbound -- After words.
Summary, etc.: Deeply observant poems from a Native American poet with a wry sense of humor: Many of the poems in National Monuments explore bodies, particularly the bodies of indigenous women worldwide, as monuments--in life, in photos, in graves, in traveling exhibitions, and in plastic representations at the airport. Erdrich sometimes imagines what ancient bones would say if they could speak. Her poems remind us that we make monuments out of what remains--monuments are actually our own imaginings of the meaning or significance of things that are, in themselves, silent.
Subject: Minnesota Book Awards (2009 : Saint Paul, Minn.)
Indians of North America Poetry