Poetry. Native American Studies. A single-volume republication of two early full-length collections by Adrian C. Louis that have been out of print for over a decade: Fire Water World (1989) and Among the Dog Eaters (1992). As noted by N. Scott Momaday, "Adrian C. Louis reaches to the core of contemporary Native American life. An equation of anger and survival, of acceptance and defiance brought into delicate balance. It is work of profound honesty and ought to be read by everyone who cares to know the American heart." No other contemporary poet has taken such an unflinching and explosive look at the intersection of the sacred and the profane. The re-release of these titles is a literary event to be witnessed and celebrated.
Adrian C. Louis was born and raised in northern Nevada and is an enrolled member of the Lovelock Paiute Tribe. From 1984-1997, Louis taught at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota. Currently, Louis is Professor of English at Minnesota State University in Marshall. He has written twelve books of poems and two works of fiction. Louis has won fellowships from the Bush Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation. His 2006 collection of poems, Logorrhea (Northwestern University Press), was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.Author City: MARSHALL, MN USA