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bury itsam sax’s urgent, thriving excavation of desire, is lit with imagery and purpose that surprises and jolts at every turn. Exuberant, wild, tightly knotted mesmerisms of discovery inhabit each poem in this seethe of hunger and sacred toll of toil. A vitalizing and necessary book of poems that dig hard and lift luminously.”
—2017 James Laughlin Award citation from Judge Tyehimba Jess

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Vizenor on silent communication, puppets, and Dummy Trout

Vizenor on silent communication, puppets, and Dummy Trout

From the novel Native Tributes, by Gerald Vizenor: Dummy Trout surprised me that spring afternoon at the Blue Ravens Exhibition. She raised two brazen hand puppets, the seductive Ice Woman on one hand, and the wily Niinag Trickster on the other, and with jerky gestures the rough and ready puppets roused the native stories of winter…
Announcing The Long Journeys Home by Nick Bellantoni

Announcing The Long Journeys Home by Nick Bellantoni

The moving stories of two Indigenous men and their repatriationsIn The Long Journeys Home, Nick Bellantoni tells the tale of two men who, in death, found their way back home. Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia (ca.1792–1818) and Itankusun Wanbli (ca.1879–1900) lived almost a century apart and came from different indigenous nations—Hawaiian and Lakota. Yet the tragic circumstances that led them…
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