The Island of Lost Luggage

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McAdams’ stunning poems seamlessly weave together individual and community, personal and political, then and now.

Available in paperback only.  Janet McAdams (Creek), The Island of Lost Luggage. 2000.

A fish-shaped milagro placed into a bullet hole, a piece of chrome from an exploded car, the severed hands of Taino waving in pink-tinted water, orange popsicles and green mangoes, and the Island of Lost Luggage, where the disappeared, the lost children and the Earharts of modern life line up—McAdams’ stunning poems connect all of these, seamlessly weaving together individual and community, personal and political, then and now. The connection is the struggle to remain human—on the land, in the body, in right relation to all; to remember the beginning of the great catastrophe—and to acknowledge the resistance that continues.