Spirit Voices of Bones

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Marilou Awiakta describes this poetry as "evok[ing] the marrow of ancestral bones - the regenerative powers of blood memory, of spirit voices that spur and heal."

Vine Deloria compares Moore’s poetry to “a long cool drink of water on a hellishly hot day.” That’s a good description. There’s clarity to Moore’s writing, a pristine quality that reflects the title—spare, pared down, a voice that says, this is reality, look at it. Quit fooling around. Look at the “invisible connectedness of all things/ past, present, and future.” Moore invites us to a new way of seeing, not through the constructs that have been created, but behind them, to a reality we have not imagined. Marilou Awiakta says of Spirit Voices of Bones, “In the context of our violent and often despairing times, MariJo Moore evokes the marrow of ancestral bones—the regenerative powers of blood memory, of spirit voices that spur and heal. She calls us to remember that ‘we all create each other.’”

 

Author: MariJo Moore (Cherokee)
Binding Availability: Paperback only
Published: 1997
Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Cherokee