BkMk Press Books

The World Is One Place

Native American Poets Visit the Middle East

by Diane Glancy, Linda Rodriguez, editors

Price: $14.95, 128 pages

ISBN: 978-1-943491-07-0, 2017

 

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 • James Thomas Stevens

 

Eric Hoffer Award category finalist and da Vinci's Eye finalist for cover art

A “remarkable and unique addition to contemporary U.S. poetry” -Booklist 

"Given the synchronicities between the displaced peoples of the Middle East and the Americas, it is a testament to Glancy and Rodriguez's vision that drew these powerful poems...into a single, timeless volume." —World Literature Today 

"The collection will prove useful in a number of contexts and learning environments: in particular I would highly recommend it be taught in American Indian studies classes, Middle Eastern classes, and comparative and world literature classes." —Dalia Ebeid, Transmotion

 

The 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.

 

Watch video interview with contributors Diane Glancy, Linda Rodriguez, Bojan Louis, and Kim Shuck at Haskell Indian Nations University. Video produced by Campbell Richmond & Asher Wilcox.  

Read the review in Washington Independent Review of Books by Grace Cavalieri

Read the review in Transmotion

 

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