The Dirt is Red Here

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This gorgeous anthology brings together established poets and visual artists from the California Indian communities, as well as previously unpublished new voices.

Available in paperback only.  Margaret Dubin, ed., The Dirt is Red Here. 2002, color photos, color paintings.

This gorgeous anthology brings together established poets and visual artists from the California Indian communities, as well as previously unpublished new voices. Each poem is a song, each painting is a story. There is passion here, and pain and blood, running through Harry Fonseca’s “The Discovery of Gold in California #27” to Deborah Miranda’s “Deer” and “Baskets” to Wendy Rose’s “Is it crazy to want to unravel.” There is great good humor and not a little irony in James Luna’s performance/installation, “High-Tech Peace Pipe” and L. Frank’s “Coyote Paints Erotica Whilst Wearing Pajamas” and Judith Lowry’s “Roadkill Warrior: Last of His Tribe.” And there is intricate beauty in Linda Yamane’s and Linda Aguilar’s baskets and Bradley Marshall’s abalone necklace. Together, all these voices and more, in ways that are different and the same, are saying, “Despite the worst intentions of the dominant society, here we are. We are still here.”