Poetry. Native American Studies. This anthology explores how the Middle East has captured the imaginations of a significant group of Native American poets, most of whom have traveled to the Middle East (broadly defined to include the Arab world, Israel, Turkey, Afghanistan). What qualities of the region drew them there? What did they see? How did their cultural perspectives as Native Americans inform their reactions and insights? Three thematic sections—Place, People, Spirit—feature poems and notes inspired by the poets' experiences of Middle Eastern cultures. Contributors include Jim Barnes, Kimberly Blaeser, Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Natalie Diaz, Diane Glancy, Joy Harjo, Allison Hedge Coke, Travis Hedge Coke, Linda Hogan, LeAnne Howe, Bojan Louis, Craig Santos Perez, Linda Rodriguez, Kim Shuck, and James Thomas Stevens.
Diane Glancy is profesor emerita at Macalester College. Her most recent titles include Fort Marion Prisoners and the Trauma of Native Education, nonfiction, and Report to the Department of the Interior, poetry. She is a winner of the Native Writers Circle of the Americas Lifetime Achievement Award, American Book Award, and NEA fellowships. Linda Rodriguez's books include Heart's Migration, poetry, and three novels in the Skeet Bannion mystery series.Author City: PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS USA