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American tensions, literature of identity and the search for social justice : stories, poems, and essays addressing the most pressing issues of our time, edited by William Reichard ; preface by Ted Kooser

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American tensions, literature of identity and the search for social justice : stories, poems, and essays addressing the most pressing issues of our time, edited by William Reichard ; preface by Ted Kooser
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
American tensions
Oclc number
669755021
Responsibility statement
edited by William Reichard ; preface by Ted Kooser
Sub title
literature of identity and the search for social justice : stories, poems, and essays addressing the most pressing issues of our time
Summary
"American Tensions is an anthology of American poetry, short-fiction, and non-fiction that explores issues of identity, environmental justice, and social change in the United States. Comprised of pieces from 1980 to 2010, the work addresses the shifting perspectives and changing role of writing in the social justice field"--Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Sec. 1. The lives we're given, the lives we make. Future home of the living god / Louise Erdrich -- Speaking of names / B.H. Fairchild -- The machinist, teaching his daughter to play the piano / B.H. Fairchild -- Work / B.H. Fairchild -- Keats / B.H. Fairchild -- Shiloh / Bobbie Ann Mason -- Bastard out of Carolina / Dorothy Allison -- The root woman / Nickole Brown -- The smell of snake / Nickole Brown -- Trestle / Nickole -- In winter / Nickole Brown -- Straddling fences / Nickole Brown -- At the galleria / Tony Hoaglund -- Dialectical materialism / Tony Hoaglund -- The florist's daughter / Patricia Hampl -- Other meaning / Nick Flynn -- Seven Fragments / Nick Flynn -- Father outside / Nick Flynn -- Good to go / Jonis Agee -- Man on the TV say / Patricia Smith -- Only everything I own / Patricia Smith -- Inconvenient / Patricia Smith -- What to tweak / Patricia Smith -- Golden rule days / Patricia Smith -- $00/line/steel/train (excerpts) / Mark Nowak -- Lessons / James Cihlar -- Lincoln avenue / James Cihlar -- Resolution / James Cihlar -- Undoing / James Cihlar -- Manikin / J.C. Hallman -- Avoidance / Hilda Raz -- Said to Sarah, ten / Hilda Raz -- Trans / Hilda Raz -- Aaron at work/rain / Hilda Raz -- Hymns to nanan / Greg HewettSec. 2. That which holds us together, that which pulls us apart. An atlas of the difficult / Adrienne Rich -- Speaking English is like / Kristin Naca -- Uses for Spanish in Pittsburgh / Kristin Naca -- Grocery shopping with my girlfriend who is not Asian / Kristin Naca -- Speaking Spanish is like / Kristin Naca -- Indian education / Sherman Alexie -- The history of my shoes and the evolution of Darwin's theory / Kenny Fries -- Fugue / Elizabeth Alexander -- Overture: watermelon city / Elizabeth Alexander -- Observation post #71 / Brian Turner -- Here, bullet / Brian Turner -- AB negative / Brian Turner -- Night in blue / Brian Turner -- Praise the tortilla, praise menudo, praise chorizo / Ray Gonzalez -- The magnets / Ray Gonzalez -- These days / Ray Gonzalez -- I didn't sleep / Marvin Bell -- Bagram, Afghanistan, 2002 / Marvin Bell -- Messy / Marvin Bell -- Poem post-9/11/01 / Marvin Bell -- First generation angels / David Mura -- The young Asian women / David Mura -- Father blues for Jon Wang / David Mura -- Minneapolis public / David MuraUnder the influence / Scott Russell Sanders -- Guidelines for the treatment of sacred objects / Heid Erdrich -- The theft outright / Heid Erdrich -- Butter maiden and maize girl survive / Heid Erdrich -- Death leap / Heid Erdrich -- The lone reader and tonchee fistfight in pages / Heid Erdrich -- Charlie Howard's descent / Mark Doty -- Tiara / Mark Doty -- Homo will not inherit / Mark Doty -- Beginners / Mark Doty -- Art lessons / Mark Doty -- Toward a portrait of the undocumented / Javier O. Huerta -- Blasphemous elegy for May 14, 2003 / Javier O. Huerta -- The rain, the rez and other things / Eric Gansworth -- Autobiography of my alter ego / Yusef Komunyakaa -- 1959, Loomis avenue / Philip Bryant -- Akhenaten / Philip Bryant -- The glue that held everything together / Philip Bryant -- Spirit car: journey to a Dakota past / Diane Wilson -- Conjuring war / Scott Hightower -- Falling man / Scott Hightower -- But at the church / Scott Hightower -- Polygutteral / Ed Bok Lee -- Burnt offering: mid-November / Ed Bok Lee -- Frozen in the sky / Ed Bok Lee -- The secret to life in America / Ed Bok LeeSec. 3. The edge of the world -- the contemporary environment. Culture, biology and emergence / Alison Hawthorne Deming -- Designer genes / Bill McKibben -- So much like a beach after all / Deborah Keenan -- It is fair to be crossing / Deborah Keenan -- Not getting tired of the earth / Deborah Keenan -- Between now and then / Deborah Keenan -- Lone tree, 1986 / Donald Morrill -- Continental divide / D.A. Powell -- Cancer inside the little sea / D.A. Powell -- Cloudy is the stuff of stones / Anthony Doerr -- Humble / Linda Hogan -- Rapture / Linda Hogan -- The radiant / Linda Hogan -- The night constant / Linda Hogan -- Waterfront property / Barrie Jean Borich -- Alice and Emily, Diana and Dunes / Emily Watson
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