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Native American Studies Program

37 North Main Street
The Sherman House
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-3530
Fax: (603) 646-0333
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Native American Studies : NAS 47

Contemporary Native American Poetry (Identical to English 67, section 13)

Not offered in the period from 13F through 14S

Muscogee poet, Joy Harjo, states that Native peoples are “...still dealing with a holocaust of outrageous proportion in these lands...Many of us at the end of the century are using the ‘enemy’s language’ with which to tell our truths, to sing, to remember ourselves during these troubled times.” This course examines the ways contemporary American Indian poets employ literary gestures of resistance to the ongoing effects of colonization, and how their poetry contributes to the survival of tribal memory and the regeneration of tribal traditions and communities. We examine the influence of oral tradition and ritual life upon contemporary poets, as well as the position Native American poetic “voice” occupies in contemporary postcolonial discourse..

Open to all classes. Dist. LIT; WCult: CI. Palmer.

Last Updated: 7/22/13