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Slam Coalkan

Performance Poetry: the Condor and the Eagle Meet

edited by Jennifer Alicia Murrin & Renata Tupinambá
edition: Paperback
tagged: anthologies (multiple authors), native american

A Cross-Continental Roar!
In 2021, sixteen Indigenous spoken word artists from North and South America performed their works at the Festival of the Peripheries (FLUP) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) in Toronto, Canada. This anthology, featuring poems from each of the performers, is the result of t …

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Lunar Tides

by Shannon Webb-Campbell
edition: Paperback
tagged: native american, nature, death

Expansive and enveloping, Webb-Campbell's collection asks, "Who am I in relation to the moon?" These poems explore the primordial connections between love, grief, and water, structured within the lunar calendar.

The poetics follow rhythms of the body, the tides, the moon, and long, deep familial relationships that are both personal and ancestral. Or …

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Iskotew Iskwew: kiwetinok iskonikani iskwesis omasinahikan

by Francine Merasty, translated by John Martial Merasty
edition: Paperback
tagged: native american, women authors, indigenous

This is a poetry collection written during a period of trauma while the author was working as a Counsel to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in 2017. This book is about memories and experience growing up on the Pelican Narrows Reserve in northern Saskatchewan in the 1980s: summers spent on the land and the pa …

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Tarte à l'esquimaude: une poétique de l'identité inuit

by Norma Dunning, translated by Hatouma Sako
edition: Paperback
tagged: women authors, native american, indigenous

Tarte à l'esquimaude: une poétique de l'identité inuit is the French translation of Eskimo Pie: A Poetics of Inuit Identity previously published in English by BookLand Press. This poetry collection examines the author's lived history as an Inuk who was born, raised and continues to live south of sixty. Her writing takes into account the many ass …

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Electricity Slides

by John Brady McDonald
edition: Paperback
tagged: native american, canadian, indigenous

Electricity Slides describes a disjointed, somewhat dystopian, slightly connected series of events, written in the Dadaist "cut-up" style of the 1950s. The book first started out as a series of performance art monologues written and performed live for a multidisciplinary exhibition put on by the Indigenous Peoples Artists Collective every year in P …

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An Explosion of Feathers

by Conor Kerr
edition: Paperback
tagged: native american, canadian, indigenous

This poetry collection is a unique take on an urban, contemporary Métis life. The poems have a narrative element that connects back to land, place, and the traditional and modern territories that a family finds themselves living on. Based on oral storytelling traditions, many of the poems focus on what creates a personal connection to an urban env …

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Father / Genocide

by Margo Tamez
edition: Paperback
tagged: native american

“A necessary, urgent, and affecting work.” —Publishers Weekly

“Tamez's poetry disturbs the mind with its bravery of language, musical indictments of culture, and profound good heart. She is one of our great lyric poets. This book is simply wonderful!"
—Norman Dubie, author ofThe Quotations of Bone

On the night before he “walked on,” Mar …

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At Geronimo's Grave

by Armand Garnet Ruffo
edition: Paperback
tagged: native american, native americans, native american studies

From soldiers parachuting into battle to children jumping from a swing, the name Geronimo echoes through time. But the reality of the great Apache warrior’s fate is little remembered. In At Geronimo’s Grave, award-winning poet Armand Garnet Ruffo uses Geronimo’s life as a metaphor for the lives of the many downtrodden and abandoned Indigenous …

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Iskotew Iskwew: Poetry of a Northern Rez Girl

by Francine Merasty
edition: Paperback
tagged: native american, women authors, indigenous

Iskotew Iskwew/Fire Woman is a poetry collection written during a period of trauma while the author was working as a Counsel to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in 2017. This book is about memories and experience growing up on the Pelican Narrows Reserve in northern Saskatchewan in the 1980s: summers spent o …

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Creeland

by Dallas Hunt
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, native american

Creeland is a poetry collection concerned with notions of home and the quotidian attachments we feel to those notions, even across great distances. Even in an area such as Treaty Eight (northern Alberta), a geography decimated by resource extraction and development, people are creating, living, laughing, surviving and flourishing—or at least atte …