Poetry. Native American Studies. "Although Ralph Salisbury may refer to himself as 'A Killer Seeking Forgiveness,' this collection of his new and selected work shows him to be one of the most thoughtful and moral writers of his generation. Without ever sacrificing literary excellence for self-righteousness or eloquence for polemic, Salisbury's memorable poetry reflects not only his long full life and the Cherokee culture that has helped shape his vision, it is also a corrective lens through which we may view anew the story of our American nation."—Joseph Bruchac
Ralph Salisbury, Professor Emeritus of the University of Oregon, is the author of two books of short fiction and seven books of poetry, the most recent of which, Rainbows of Stone (University of Arizona Press), was chosen by Maxine Kumin as a finalist in the Oregon Book Awards. Other poetry titles include A White Rainbow, Poems of a Cherokee Heritage; Going to the Water; Spirit Beast Chant; Pointing at the Rainbow; Ghost Grapefruit and Other Poems; and Poesie Da Un Retaggio Cherokee (Multimedia Edizioni, Salerno, Italy). His short fiction titles include One Indian and Two Chiefs (Navajo C. College Press) and The Last Rattlesnake Throw (University of Oklahoma Press). Salisbury is the recent recipient of the Oregon Book Awards' 2015 C.E.S. Wood Retrospective Award, celebrating a distinguished career in Oregon letters.
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