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Shapes of Native nonfiction : collected essays by contemporary writers / edited by Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton.

Publication:
Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
266 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
American literature -- Indian authors.
Indians of North America -- Literary collections.
Creative nonfiction, American.
American literature -- 21st century.
American literature -- Indian authors -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General.
American literature.
American literature -- Indian authors.
Creative nonfiction, American.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"For many the phrase "Native nonfiction" inspires thoughts of the past, of timeless oral history transcriptions and dry 19th century autobiographies. In Shapes of Native Nonfiction, Washuta and Warburton explode this perspective by showcasing 22 contemporary Native writers and their provocative approaches to form. While exploring familiar legacies of personal and collective trauma and violence, these writers push, pull and break the conventional essay structure to overhaul the dominant cultural narrative that romanticize Native lives, yet deny Native emotional response. Organized into four sections inspired by different aspects of and strategies for basket weaving (Technique, Coiling, Plaiting, Twining) the essays presented here demonstrate how Native writers manipulate the shape of creative nonfiction to offer incisive observations, critiques and commentary on our political, social and cultural world. The result is an engaging anthology that introduces a variety of audiences to the true range of Native nonfiction work"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: exquisite vessels / Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton
Technique. Contemporary creative writing and ancient oral tradition / Ernestine Hayes
Letter to a just-starting-out Indian writer - and maybe to myself / Stephen Graham Jones
Funny, you don't look like (my preconceived ideas of) an essay / Chip Livingston
Nizhoní dóó 'a'ani' dóó até'él'í dóó ayoo'o'oni (beauty & memory & abuse & love) / Bojan Louis
Fairy tales, trauma, writing into dissociation / Sasha LaPointe
Coiling. Tuolumne / Deborah A. Miranda
I know I'll go / Terese Marie Mailhot
Little mountain woman / Terese Marie Mailhot
Fear to forget & fear to forgive: or an attempt at writing a travel essay / Bojan Louis
Fertility rites / Tiffany Midge
AND SO I ANAL DOUCHE WHILE KESHA'S "PRAYING" PLAYS FROM MY IPHONE ON REPEAT / Billy-Ray Belcourt
The Great Elk / Ruby Hansen Murray
Plaiting. Real romantic / Eden Robinson
The trickster surfs the floods / Natanya Ann Pulley
The way of wounds / Natanya Ann Pulley
To the man who gave me cancer / Adrienne Keene
Self-portrait with parts missing and/or smeared / Michael Wasson
Critical poly 100s / Kim Tallbear
Twining. Pain scale treaties / Laura Da'
Caribou people / Siku Allooloo
Part one: redeeming the English language (acquisition) series / Tiffany Midge
Apocalypse logic / Elissa Washuta
Women in the Fracklands: on water, land, bodies, and Standing Rock / Toni Jensen
Goodbye Once upon a time / Byron F. Aspaas
I am chopping ivory or bone / Joan Naviyuk Kane
Blood running / Sasha LaPointe
A mind spread out on the ground / Alicia Elliott.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Washuta, Elissa, editor.
Warburton, Theresa, editor.
Other format:
Online version: Shapes of Native nonfiction.
ISBN:
9780295745763
0295745762
9780295745756
0295745754
OCLC:
1057763003
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