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Author Blaeser, Kimberly M.

Title Absentee Indians & other poems / Kimberly Blaeser
Published East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 131 pages)
Series Native American series
Native American series (East Lansing, Mich.)
Contents [pt. 1]. Absentee Indians -- Absentee Indians -- Twelve steps to ward off homesickness -- Recite the names of all the suicided Indians -- This guy back home -- The last fish house -- Passing time -- [pt. 2]. Studies in migration -- Of landscape and narrative -- Studies in migration -- Tracks and traces -- Lines from an autumn litany -- What the sun has left of amber -- Imprints in Blackfeet country -- A wash -- Students of scat -- A sequel -- Zen for traveling bards -- Haiku seasons -- [pt. 3]. Evolutions -- March 1995 : seeking remission-- March 1998 : seeking solace -- Another midnight flute -- Kitchen voices -- Letting go -- Evolutions -- Your old lost loves -- Passing St. Kilian's -- [pt. 4]. Motherbirth -- Fetal disposition -- Motherbirth -- Baby pantoum -- Fragments from a mother's journal -- Don't burst the bubble -- Up-ducky-down -- Beyond measure -- From memory's daybook -- This song -- [pt. 5]. From one half mad writer to another -- Hat tricks -- Letter, from one half writer to another -- Where Vizenor soaked his feet -- Cerca de Aquí -- Bilingual -- And still you refused to be a shaman -- Night tremors -- Lament -- Are you sure Hank done it this way -- [pt. 6]. Those things that come to you at night -- Anza Borrego, 1995 -- In the tradition of the peacemakers -- Matrix -- Of my affections -- Those things that come to you at night -- Meeting place -- Epilogue -- Y2K Indian
Summary Absentee Indians and Other Poems evokes personal yet universal experiences of the places that Native Americans call home, their family and national histories, and the emotional forces that help forge Native American identities. These are poems of exile, loss, and the celebration of that which remains. Anchored in the physical landscape, Blaeser's poetry finds the sacred in those ordinary actions that bind a community together. As Blaeser turns to the mysterious passage from sleeping to wakefulness, or from nature to spirit, she reveals not merely the movement from one age or place to another, but the movement from experience to vision
Notes Print version record
Subject Indians of North America -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002006987
ISBN 1609170083 (electronic bk.)
1628951427 (electronic bk.)
1628961422 (electronic bk.)
9781609170080 (electronic bk.)
9781628951424 (electronic bk.)
9781628961423 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
Other Titles Absentee Indians and other poems