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Flood song, Sherwin Bitsui

Label
Flood song
Title
Flood song
Statement of responsibility
Sherwin Bitsui
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Dine ́(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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.I85
LC item number
F56 2009
Literary form
poetry
Label
Flood song, Sherwin Bitsui
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
318876925
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
73 p.
Isbn
9781556593086
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009024433
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)318876925
Label
Flood song, Sherwin Bitsui
Publication
Control code
318876925
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
73 p.
Isbn
9781556593086
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009024433
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)318876925

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