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Author: Joseph Bruchac
ISBN13: 978-0816514861
Title: Returning the Gift: Poetry and Prose from the First North American Native Writers' Festival (Sun Tracks)
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Publisher: University of Arizona Press; 1 edition (August 1, 1994)
Pages: 401

Returning the Gift: Poetry and Prose from the First North American Native Writers' Festival (Sun Tracks) by Joseph Bruchac



The Returning the Gift Festival brought more Native writers together in one place than at any other time in history. Returning the Gift," observes co-organizer Joseph Bruchac, "both demonstrated and validated our literature and our devotion to it, not just to the public, but An unprecedented gathering of more than 300 Native writers was held in Norman, Oklahoma, in 1992. Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood, those Native roots are the ones by which he has been most nourished.

The Returning the Gift Festival brought more Native writers together in one place than at any other time in history. Returning the Gift," observes co-organizer Joseph Bruchac, "both demonstrated and validated our literature and our devotion to it, not just to the public, but to ourselves. An excellent, readable, exciting anthology. This collection presents some of the best known Native writers, and a host of new voices to be alert fo. -Library Journal

An unprecedented gathering of more than 300 Native writers was held in Norman, Oklahoma, in 1992. The Returning the Gift Festival brought more Native writers together in one place than at any other time in history.

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Joseph Bruchac (born 1942) is a writer of books relating to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas, with a particular focus on northeastern Native American and Anglo-American lives and folklore. He has published works of poetry, novels, and short stories. He is from Saratoga Springs, New York, and is of Abenaki, English, and Slovak ethnicity. In 1999, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas. Bruchac was a varsity heavyweight wrestler at Cornell University and is a former high school and junior high wrestling For more than three decades, he has also been a devoted student of the martial arts. He holds the ranks of pengawal and pendekar in Pencak Silat, the martial art of Indonesia, and has studied various forms of Tai Chi, capoeira, kung fu wu su, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with numerous teachers.

An unprecedented gathering of more than 300 Native writers was held in Norman, Oklahoma, in 1992. The Returning the Gift Festival brought more Native writers together in one place than at any other time in history. "Returning the Gift," observes co-organizer Joseph Bruchac, "both demonstrated and validated our literature and our devotion to it, not just to the public, but to ourselves." In compiling this volume, Bruchac invited every writer who attended the festival to submit new, unpublished work; he then selected the best of the more than 200 submissions to create a collection that includes established writers like Duane Niatum, Simon Ortiz, Lance Henson, Elizabeth Woody, Linda Hogan, and Jeanette Armstrong, and also introduces such lesser-known or new voices as Tracy Bonneau, Jeanetta Calhoun, Kim Blaeser, and Chris Fleet. The anthology includes works from every corner of the continent, representing a wide range of tribal affiliations, languages, and cultures. By taking their peoples' literature back to them in the form of stories and songs, these writers see themselves as returning the gift of storytelling, culture, and continuance to the source from which it came. In addition to contributions by 92 writers are two introductory chapters: Joseph Bruchac comments on the current state of Native literature and the significance of the festival, and Geary Hobson traces the evolution of the event itself.
Reviews: 2
Goltizuru
This book is wonderful. I am reading it for a Native American Literature class. I'm not sure if I would be comfortable understanding most of the poetry and stories without the discussions happening in class. Overall, I'm happy with the different types of literature that this books presents.
olgasmile
I was assigned this book as part of a Native American Studies course at California State University Sonoma. I read virtually every poem in this book and went on to read some of the books that this book used excerpts from. My prof. was one of the authors in the book. The poems apart from being good literature were a wonderfull way to gain an insight into how a modern native american views his or her world. The poems speak of schools, gov. problems, conflict of tradition and modern life, and much more, giving a look into a world post people only have a stereotyped view of. If you are interested in poetry this is an excelent book and will be even more enticing if you are interested in Native American Culture as seen by them.
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