Full Moon on the Reservation

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Grounded both in the past and the present, the personal and the communal, Bird’s stories of survival are brilliant.

 

 

In Bird’s first collection of poetry and prose, there are medicine women and pool sharks, mythic trains and scattered bones, hunters and anti-heroines, crucifixes and sweetgrass, deer nesting in blue snow and road-killed coyotes, women waiting for birth and preparing for death, fragile memories and crashing dreams, “internalized oppression and stupid show-offy pride.” Grounded both in the past and the present, the personal and the communal, Bird’s stories of survival are, as Joy Hargo writes, “a gift of bright integrity of earned from walking through the nightmare of American diaspora. These burning poems are astute songs, necessary for the journey.”

 

 

Author: Gloria Bird (Spokane)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1993

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Spokane