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last poems

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This edition was published in by West End Press in Albuquerque, NM.

Written in English

100 pages

These poems, written in the last decade of Paula Gunn Allen's life, capture the variety, ingenuity, and complexity of this beloved and influential Native American critic and poet. In her lexicon, what makes America beautiful may come as a surprise: its horrors confront its hopefulness, its absurdities challenge its promise. A powerful, sustained lyrical and narrative sequence written in the midst of political and personal catastrophe, Allen's last book is at once a bonfire made up of the ruins of civilization, a call for one more effort to set things right, and a gift to us all from this fertile and generous writer.

Paula Gunn Allen was one of the most important voices in Native American literature and criticism. Her posthumous America the Beautiful is an eloquent and poignant tribute to the land and people she loved. In Part I she not only describes the beauty and power of nature, but she also fiercely warns of the danger it faces. Part II includes personal poems on topics such as her own Hubris, seeing herself as a bridge for others, and the excruciating pain of losing two sons. A forceful and touching book, America the Beautiful reminds us of what is important in the world and life.u LaVonne Ruoff, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago.

America the Beautiful is a tour de force from one of Native America's most influential women writers. Paula Gunn Allen not only riffs on the madness of America's story, she allows her indomitable humor to show through: "I want to ask the trees if they're wishing they could move." America the Beautiful is a must read, must have, must teach, must re-read again, and again. At a time when those of us who knew Paula and her genius miss her most, her poetry comes to the rescue. In the dance of lines she writes, "all's cool the ends."--U LeAnne Howe, Choctaw; Professor, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Every blue moon or so, America gets a truly original poetu Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, W.C. Williams, Allen Ginsberg. Paula Gunn Allen is one of 1 these true Americans. A maverick in her genuinely kind heart. A princess in her finely funky mind. A dancing bard in her soul. We shall not see her like for another generation. Read these poems with delight and wonder. It's how she lived, and died. I miss Paula down to the sorry bones of my being.-Kenneth Lincoln, La Cieneguilla, New Mexico --Book Jacket.

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These poems, written in the last decade of Paula Gunn Allen's life, capture the variety, ingenuity, and complexity of this beloved and influential Native American critic and poet. In her lexicon, what makes America beautiful may come as a surprise: its horrors confront its hopefulness, its absurdities challenge its promise. A powerful, sustained lyrical and narrative sequence written in the midst of political and personal catastrophe, Allen's last book is at once a bonfire made up of the ruins of civilization, a call for one more effort to set things right, and a gift to us all from this fertile and generous writer.

Paula Gunn Allen was one of the most important voices in Native American literature and criticism. Her posthumous America the Beautiful is an eloquent and poignant tribute to the land and people she loved. In Part I she not only describes the beauty and power of nature, but she also fiercely warns of the danger it faces. Part II includes personal poems on topics such as her own Hubris, seeing herself as a bridge for others, and the excruciating pain of losing two sons. A forceful and touching book, America the Beautiful reminds us of what is important in the world and life.u LaVonne Ruoff, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago.

America the Beautiful is a tour de force from one of Native America's most influential women writers. Paula Gunn Allen not only riffs on the madness of America's story, she allows her indomitable humor to show through: "I want to ask the trees if they're wishing they could move." America the Beautiful is a must read, must have, must teach, must re-read again, and again. At a time when those of us who knew Paula and her genius miss her most, her poetry comes to the rescue. In the dance of lines she writes, "all's cool the ends."--U LeAnne Howe, Choctaw; Professor, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Every blue moon or so, America gets a truly original poetu Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, W.C. Williams, Allen Ginsberg. Paula Gunn Allen is one of 1 these true Americans. A maverick in her genuinely kind heart. A princess in her finely funky mind. A dancing bard in her soul. We shall not see her like for another generation. Read these poems with delight and wonder. It's how she lived, and died. I miss Paula down to the sorry bones of my being.-Kenneth Lincoln, La Cieneguilla, New Mexico --Book Jacket.

America the beautiful

last poems

1st ed.

This edition was published in by West End Press in Albuquerque, NM.


Edition Description

These poems, written in the last decade of Paula Gunn Allen's life, capture the variety, ingenuity, and complexity of this beloved and influential Native American critic and poet. In her lexicon, what makes America beautiful may come as a surprise: its horrors confront its hopefulness, its absurdities challenge its promise. A powerful, sustained lyrical and narrative sequence written in the midst of political and personal catastrophe, Allen's last book is at once a bonfire made up of the ruins of civilization, a call for one more effort to set things right, and a gift to us all from this fertile and generous writer.

Paula Gunn Allen was one of the most important voices in Native American literature and criticism. Her posthumous America the Beautiful is an eloquent and poignant tribute to the land and people she loved. In Part I she not only describes the beauty and power of nature, but she also fiercely warns of the danger it faces. Part II includes personal poems on topics such as her own Hubris, seeing herself as a bridge for others, and the excruciating pain of losing two sons. A forceful and touching book, America the Beautiful reminds us of what is important in the world and life.u LaVonne Ruoff, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago.

America the Beautiful is a tour de force from one of Native America's most influential women writers. Paula Gunn Allen not only riffs on the madness of America's story, she allows her indomitable humor to show through: "I want to ask the trees if they're wishing they could move." America the Beautiful is a must read, must have, must teach, must re-read again, and again. At a time when those of us who knew Paula and her genius miss her most, her poetry comes to the rescue. In the dance of lines she writes, "all's cool the ends."--U LeAnne Howe, Choctaw; Professor, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Every blue moon or so, America gets a truly original poetu Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, W.C. Williams, Allen Ginsberg. Paula Gunn Allen is one of 1 these true Americans. A maverick in her genuinely kind heart. A princess in her finely funky mind. A dancing bard in her soul. We shall not see her like for another generation. Read these poems with delight and wonder. It's how she lived, and died. I miss Paula down to the sorry bones of my being.-Kenneth Lincoln, La Cieneguilla, New Mexico --Book Jacket.

Table of Contents

Apache Warrior, Apache Troop --
America the Beautiful I --
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America the Beautiful XXV --
America the Beautiful XXVI --
America the Beautiful XXVII --
America the Beautiful XXVIII --
America the Beautiful XXIX --
America the Beautiful XXX --
America the Beautiful XXXI --
America the Beautiful XXXII --
America the Beautiful XXXIII --
America the Beautiful XXXIV --
America the Beautiful XXXV --
America the Beautiful XXXVI --
America the Beautiful XXXVII --
America the Beautiful XXXVIII --
The Kingdom of Nye --
Three --
Another Shore --
Sin Verguenza --
Wayward Girl's Lament --
Skyscape --
Values --
Still Crazy --
Self Portrait and a Wish --
Dawn Sneaks --
I Understand When I Watch TV --
coyote rhymester on the lam --
All the Same Beans --
Which Way's Up, Doc? --
Borrachitarme Voy --
SE FUE (He Left [Himself]) --
Minding the Gap --
Treasured --
Love Poem --
How Near, How Far.

Edition Notes

"July, 2010"--Title page verso.

Other Titles
Final poems of Paula Gunn Allen

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
810
Library of Congress
PS3551.L397 A84 2010,

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26329678M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780981669359
ISBN 10
0981669352
ISBN 13
9780981669359
OCLC/WorldCat
298513320

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