Bone Dance: New and Selected Poems, 1965-1993

A prolific voice in Native American writing for than twenty years, Rose has been widely anthologized, and is the author of eight volumes of poetry Bone Dance is a major anthology of her work, comprising selections from her previous collections along with new poems The 56 selections move from observation of the earth to a search for one s place and identity on it InA prolific voice in Native American writing for than twenty years, Rose has been widely anthologized, and is the author of eight volumes of poetry Bone Dance is a major anthology of her work, comprising selections from her previous collections along with new poems The 56 selections move from observation of the earth to a search for one s place and identity on it In an introduction written for this anthology, Rose comments on the place each past collection had in her development as a poet Rich in poems which enhance our awareness of the human complexity of our social and moral dilemmas Book Review Digest There is a whisper in the wind among the chapters and a singing rain beyond the window American Indian Culture Research Journal
Bone Dance New and Selected Poems A prolific voice in Native American writing for than twenty years Rose has been widely anthologized and is the author of eight volumes of poetry Bone Dance is a major anthology of her work comprisi

  • Title: Bone Dance: New and Selected Poems, 1965-1993
  • Author: Wendy Rose
  • ISBN: 9780816514281
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Bone Dance: New and Selected Poems, 1965-1993”

    1. Bone Dance is a collection of poems from other anthologies, written from 1965-1993 by Wendy Rose. Wendy Rose identifies as Hopi/Miwok, yet much of her writing deals with her struggles to find her identity as an American Indian because during her childhood she was raised in a white, urban community and was unable to have access to her Hopi/Miwok family connections. Her mother was mixed raced, including Miwok, but refused to identify with this ancestry and at times discouraged Rose from identifyin [...]

    2. This is an excellent collection. Rose uses a muscular, contemporary vocabulary in ways both elegant and abrupt, a contrast that is accentuated by her mastery of free verse rhythm. However, no emotion is lost in this exercise in form: the collection emphatically and empathetically communicates tragedy, horror, and rage, as well as humor. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys contemporary poetry, or just poetry in general.

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