Native American Songs and Poems

An Anthology

Author: Brian Swann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112136

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 9905

DIVRich selection of traditional songs and contemporary verse by Seminole, Hopi, Arapaho, Nootka, other Indian writers and poets. Nature, tradition, Indians' role in contemporary society, other topics. /div

Song of the Sky

Versions of Native American Song-poems

Author: Brian Swann,Barry O'Connell

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870238727

Category: Music

Page: 156

View: 6770

A collection of Native American songs and poems, researched and annotated by Brian Swann.

Wearing the Morning Star

Native American Song-Poems

Author: Brian Swann

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803293403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 9077

With Wearing the Morning Star, Brian Swann presents a collection of more than one hundred Native American songs that celebrate the rich and vibrant oral traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America. These are songs of the earth and the sky, songs of mourning and of love, parts of ceremonies and rites and rituals. Some have familiar themes; others illuminate the complexities and differences of the Native cultures. The collection includes songs of derision and threat, ribald songs, hunting chants, and a song sung by an Inuit about the first airplane he ever saw. ø Swann has provided an authoritative introduction and notes for each selection that place the songs in their cultural contexts. He has reworked the original translations where appropriate to allow the modern reader to appreciate and enjoy these remarkable works and provides a new preface for this Bison Books edition.

I, the song

classical poetry of native North America

Author: Adolph L. Soens

Publisher: Univ of Utah Pr


Category: Poetry

Page: 302

View: 3875

"I, the Song" is an introduction to the rich and complex classical North American poetry that grew of and reflects Indian life before the European invasion. No generalization can hold true for all the classical poems of North American Indians. They spring from thirty thousand years of experience, five hundred languages and dialects, and ten linguistic groups and general cultures. But the poems from these different cultures and languages belong to poetry unified by similar experiences and a shared continent. Built on early transcriptions of Native American "songs" and arranged by subject, these poems are informed by additional context that enables readers to appreciate more fully their imagery, their cultural basis, and the moment that produced them, They let us look at our continent through the eyes of a wide range of people: poets, hunters, farmers, holy men and women, and children. This poetry achieved its vividness, clarity, and intense emotional power partly because the singers made their poems for active use as well as beauty and also because they made them for singing or chanting, rather than isolated reading. Most strikingly, classical North American Indian poetry brings us flashes of timeless vision and absolute perception: a gulfs wing red over the dawn; snow-capped peaks in the moonlight; a death song. Flowing beneath them is a powerful current: the urge to achieve a selfless attention to the universe and a determination to see and delight in that universe on its own terms.

Native American Poetry

Author: George W. Cronyn

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120988

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

View: 1621

Translated by leading scholars and poets, these ancient and modern songs span tribal traditions — Iroquois, Cherokee, Navajo, Eskimo, and more — offering authentic insights into personal and ceremonial life.

The New Anthology of American Poetry

Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings to 1900

Author: Steven Gould Axelrod,Camille Roman,Thomas J. Travisano

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813531625

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 736

View: 4586

A multi-volume collection of American poetry includes Native American songs and lyrics, early European colonial poetry, the classics of the American canon, and a variety of lesser-known poets.

When the Rain Sings

Poems by Young Native Americans

Author: National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689822839

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 76

View: 913

A collection of poems written by young Native Americans, inspired by or matched with photographs of artifacts and people from the National Museum of the American Indian.

I Tell You Now

Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writers

Author: Brian Swann,Arnold Krupat

Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

View: 4601

Contains primary source material.

Native American Renaissance

Author: Kenneth Lincoln

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520054578

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 2143

"Native American Renaissance is the most important discussion of contemporary American Indian poetry and fiction produced to date. It offers intelligent and balanced insight into the contexts and work of a number of contemporary American Indian writers. Its careful discussion provides dear and sometimes breathtaking illumination into this literature that is at once tribal and modern, western and traditional, a literature that is the oldest and newest literature in America." --Paula Gunn Allen (Laguna), University of California, Berkeley "This is a pioneering volume. Lincoln presents the writing of today's most gifted Native American authors, against an ethnographic background which should enable a growing number of readers to share his enthusiasm. Lincoln has lived with American Indians, knows them, and is respected by them; all this enhances his book." --William Bright, Editor, Language "This is the most informed and insightful assessment of the best of modern Native American literature. Lincoln is sensitive to the tribal roots of this literature, so he is able to go beyond mere criticism to cultural contextualization. I found this study quite powerful in its scope, probing depth, imaginative sweep, and sensitivity of writing. Debate on the subject may well gather around Native American Renaissance for the rest of the decade." --Alfonso Ortiz (San Juan), University of New Mexico

Songs of Our Ancestors

Poems about Native Americans

Author: Mark Turcotte

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516451541

Category: Children's poetry, American.

Page: 48

View: 486

A collection of more than twenty poems that focus on famous North American Indians and events in their history.

Four ancestors

stories, songs, and poems from Native North America

Author: Joseph Bruchac,S. S. Burrus

Publisher: Bridgewater Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 4892

A collection of traditional Native American tales celebrating the wonder and mystery of the natural world, arranged under the categories "Fire," "Earth," "Water," and "Air."

Home Places

Contemporary Native American Writing from Sun Tracks

Author: Larry Evers,Ofelia Zepeda

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816515226

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 97

View: 7575

An anthology of writings by contemporary Native American authors on the theme of home places, including stories from oral traditions, autobiographical writings, songs, and poems.

On the Road of Stars

Native American Night Poems and Sleep Charms

Author: John Bierhorst

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 9780027097351

Category: Children's poetry, Indian.

Page: 32

View: 505

A collection of Native American night poems, sleep charms, and other special night songs intended to soothe, heal, bring dreams, or make sleep irresistible.

Jabberwocky and Other Poems

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113299

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 9997

Includes 34 nonsense verses and parodies: "The Walrus and the Carpenter," "Father William," "My Fancy," "A Sea Dirge," "Hiawatha's Photographing," "The Mad Gardener's Song," "Poeta Fit, non Nascitur," and many others.

American Indian poetry

Author: Helen Addison Howard

Publisher: Twayne Pub


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

View: 5427

Discusses the style of American Indian poetry, examines the work of eight native American poets, and looks at various Indian cultural traditions

Selected Poems

Author: John Dryden

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486153924

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 7508

Essential works of the renowned 17th-century poet include "Annus Mirabilis," "Absalom and Achitophel," "Mac Flecknoe," "Songs from Marriage à la Mode," "To the Memory of Mr. Oldham," "A Song for St. Cecilia's Day," more.

Swann's Way

Author: Marcel Proust

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611533X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2788

The first volume of the 7-part masterpiece In Search of Lost Time, Swann's Way introduces the reader to Charles Swann, a wealthy connoisseur in 19th-century Paris and a victim of an agonizing romance.

The Story of the Amistad

Author: Emma Gelders Sterne

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111415

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 6769

Gripping tale of the epic 1839 revolt, aboard the schooner Amistad, of Africans bound for slavery in the New World. Young readers will thrill to the book's "you-are-there" flavor.

Jewish Wit and Wisdom

Author: Herb Galewitz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110141

Category: Humor

Page: 64

View: 3271

Sometimes hilarious and frequently profound, this collection of aphorisms includes observations and remarks from statesmen, writers, artists, philosophers, jurists, musicians, and celebrities — from the prophets of the Old Testament to Woody Allen.

Cyrano de Bergerac

Author: Edmond Rostand

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112055

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 938

DIVA quarrelsome, hot-tempered, and unattractive swordsman falls hopelessly in love with a beautiful woman and woos her for a handsome but slow-witted suitor. A witty and eloquent drama. /div