Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas

Sing Poetry from the Indigenous Americas Editor and poet Allison Hedge Coke assembles this multilingual collection of Indigenous American poetry joining voices old and new in songs of witness and reclamation Unprecedented in scope Sing gat

  • Title: Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas
  • Author: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke Allison Hedge Coke Travis Hedge Coke
  • ISBN: 9780816528912
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • Editor and poet Allison Hedge Coke assembles this multilingual collection of Indigenous American poetry, joining voices old and new in songs of witness and reclamation Unprecedented in scope, Sing gathers than eighty poets from across the Americas, covering territory that stretches from Alaska to Chile, and features familiar names like Sherwin Bitsui, Louise Erdrich,Editor and poet Allison Hedge Coke assembles this multilingual collection of Indigenous American poetry, joining voices old and new in songs of witness and reclamation Unprecedented in scope, Sing gathers than eighty poets from across the Americas, covering territory that stretches from Alaska to Chile, and features familiar names like Sherwin Bitsui, Louise Erdrich, Joy Harjo, Lee Maracle, and Simon Ortiz alongside international poets both emerging and acclaimed from regions underrepresented in anthologies.They write from disparate zones and parallel experience, from lands of mounded earthwork long since paved, from lands of ancient ball courts and the first great cities on the continents, from places of cold, from places of volcanic loam, from zones of erased history and ongoing armed conflict, where postcolonial is not an academic concept but a lived reality As befits a volume of such geographical inclusivity, many poems here appear in multiple languages, translated by fellow poets and writers like Juan Felipe Herrera and Cristina Eisenberg.Hedge Coke s thematic organization of the poems gives them an added resonance and continuity, and readers will appreciate the story of the genesis of this project related in Hedge Coke s deeply felt introduction, which details her experiences as an invited performer at several international poetry festivals Sing is a journey compelled by the exploration of kinship and the desire for songs that open pathways of return.

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    1. The first anthology of Indigenous poetry from all the Americas, Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas offers the multilingual work of 81 poets from Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America, used twelve translators (poets and writers themselves), and took eight years to become a reality. It will be difficult to do justice to this phenomenal achievement in this limited space, but I will try.Sing was the cherished brainchild of editor Hedge Coke, who spent eight years tr [...]

    2. This anthology is a rare gift. It made me laugh, made me sigh, made me angry, and made me remember hope. I'd recommend SING for any poetry lover out there, but it would also be a great text to teach in a poetry course or creative writing workshop, or for an Indigenous Lit or American Lit course.

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