Savings

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These poems of extraordinary strength and grace lift off the page so easily that middle readers will contemplate their many layers.

 

Amidst the saved memories—of Victor Jara’s mutilated hands, children without food, Indian residential schools, women chained to prison beds, and the ravages of war and capitalism—Savings is about “all things saved and growing”: good clothes saved in the back of a closet where moths are growing, spirits leaving fingerprints on glass and saving memories, crescent moon growing full again, old women saving tradition with garlic in their pockets, mice drinking out of potholes and geraniums with stories to tell, lost lives of birds for a feathered pillow, rain carrying songs over state lines, and all things being lost and saved and dying and growing. Hogan’s early poems of extraordinary strength and grace lift off the page so easily that middle readers will contemplate their many layers and return to them often.

 

 

Author: Linda Hogan (Chickasaw)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1988

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Chickasaw