Ghost Dance: New and Selected Poems

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These moving, lyrical poems are stories of life and songs of resistance.

 

 

Seale dedicates this volume of new and selected poems to “Those who walk with me,/ This time,/ This place,/ Seen and unseen.” Her words are spare enough to slice through many layers of restraints by those who never question the parameters of “Indian” that history and Manifest Destiny teach them (“Not so loud/ Not so sad/ Not so happy/ Not so mad/ Not so flamboyant/ —good—/ —bad—/ Not so goddamned Indian”). “Doris Seale is a bear-hearted woman,” says Awiakta in her foreword, “an American Indian poet who stands her ground in the contemporary world. Unerringly, she scents the meaning of whatever confronts her—and copes with it.” These moving, lyrical poems are stories of life and songs of resistance.

 

 

Author: Doris Seale (Santee/Cree/Abenaki)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 2001

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Santee, Cree, Abenaki