Poetry. Native American Studies. "Reading this latest offering of poetry and short prose pieces from Native American writer Alexie, it's easy to see why his work has garnered so much attention. Working from a carefully developed understanding of his place in an oppressed culture, he focuses on the need to tear down obstacles before nature tears them down. Fire is therefore a central metaphor: a sister and brother-in-law killed, a burnt hand, cars aflame. Tongue in cheek, Alexie inserts images from popular songs and movies, and catalogues aspects of traditional reservation life that have been sacrificed in America's melting pot."—Publishers Weekly
"These elegiac poems and stories will break your heart. Watch this guy. He's making myth."—Joy Harjo
Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA
WHAT I'VE STOLEN, WHAT I'VE EARNED (Hanging Loose Press, 2013) is Sherman Alexie's 24th book. His first, THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING, was published in 1992. He has won the National Book Award, an NEA Writing Fellowship, the PEN/Hemingway Award and many other honors and has been praised widely for his poetry, fiction, screenplays and inimitable personal appearances. An enrolled Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, he lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons.
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