Books in category Poetry – Native American

  • Follow the Blackbirds

    Follow the Blackbirds
    Gwen Nell Westerman

    Grounded in vivid story and memory, Westerman draws on both English and the Dakota language to celebrate the long journey along sunflower-lined highways of the tallgrass prairies of the Great Plains that returns her to a place filled with …

  • Leaving Tulsa

    Leaving Tulsa
    Jennifer Elise Foerster

    The imagery that cycles through the poems—fire, shell, highway, wing—gives the collection a rich lyrical-dramatic texture.

  • The twilight of the Sioux The song of the Indian Wars The song of the Messiah

    The twilight of the Sioux: The song of the Indian Wars. The song of the Messiah

    The second volume of A Cycle of the West, dealing with the tragic defeat of the Plains Indians, includes The Song of the Indian Wars (1925) and The Song of the Messiah (1935).

  • Red Tears

    Red Tears
    David Two Bears

    Today of all days is the time to see and feel the RED TEARS and allow them to touch your heart and soul. Yet to bring a newness of life with warmth, love, peace and humor.

  • Cell Traffic

    Cell Traffic
    Heid E. Erdrich

    In this collection, she turns her observational eye to the search for a genetic mother of humanity, forensic anthropology's quest for the oldest known bones, and online offers of genetic testing.

  • Streaming

    Streaming
    Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

    Split This Rock Recommended Poetry Books of 2014 Praise for Allison Adelle Hedge Coke: "These are the songs of righteous anger and utter beauty."—Joy Harjo From "Carcass": Split skin stretched over marrowless cage, encased dry tomb, like …

  • The Shadow s Horse

    The Shadow’s Horse
    Diane Glancy

    A collection of poetry focuses on the stockyards of mid-century Kansas City, where Glancy's father worked, intertwined with other verses reflecting Cherokee heritage, Christian belief, and contemplating domesticity and womanhood.

  • Coconut Milk

    Coconut Milk
    Dan Taulapapa McMullin

    Throughout the collection, McMullin illustrates various manifestations of geopolitical, cultural, linguistic, and sexual colonialism.

  • Rhyme Time

    Rhyme Time
    Savitri Babulkar

    They also love stories, especially fairy tales and fables and legends. Rhyme Time deals with all these topics and more!

  • I Swallow Turquoise for Courage

    I Swallow Turquoise for Courage
    Hershman R. John

    Although these poems are lush with imagery of sunbaked lands, they are never sentimental. Throughout this collection, the poetÕs voice is confident, assured, and engaged with life in a messy world.

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