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Words Like Love by Tanaya Winder

“A reservation resides inside me
its borders, a river so lonely it floods
the boundaries separating us.
No one in the dream asks how many
reasons we have left, there is nothing
to be quantified.” –from sometimes i dream a reservation resides inside me

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Wabuska by Adrian Louis

Faded years ago fat & sacred magpies gnashed yuwepooee berries on the shaded eastern end of the buckbrush & I joined them, toying with red fruit. Sated, Messiah’s birds fled & I followed, my voracious wings flinging me far from my home of eighteen years. I circled clouds for decades until I fell to the […]

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Madischie Mafia by Sy Hoahwah

Sy Hoahwah’s debut collection in the West End Press new series, VELROY AND THE MADISCHIE MAFIA, scored favorable reviews in World Literature Today, Midwest Book Review, and Studies in American Indian Literature. Hoahwah’s Madischie is a community named after a 110 year-old Comanche woman
who only knew how to say in English: “I do not speak English.”

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America the Beautiful XVII by Paula Gunn Allen

Paula Gunn Allen’s last book, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, was published posthumously by West End Press. The book features Allen’s trademark wit and wordplay in a collection of poems that address politics and patriotism, nature and culture.

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Writer Adrian Louis Slays Demons and Grief in Edgy Poetry Collection

In his twelfth book of poetry, Savage Sunsets (West End Press), Louis slays Indian Country’s centuries-old demons and his own grief upon losing his wife to Alzheimers. Louis’s words reveal a writer at his peak and a poet who is unafraid to take chances.

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Savage Sunsets

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Fire Water World

This tough little book of poems by Adrian C. Louis gives a deep yet hard-edged portrait of certain aspects of contemporary American Indian life and delivers a powerful vision for transformation. In his trademark forceful, direct style, Adrian Louis compels the reader’s attention with poems on alcoholism, poverty, and reservation life.

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Changing Your Story

In this collection of selected poems American Indian literary critic and poet Patricia Clark Smith waxes eloquent about her many friends, dreams, and desires in sections titled “Traveling with Friends,” “Born to Swim,” and “Changing Your Story.”

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A Snake in Her Mouth

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The Crooked Beak of Love

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