I Swallow Turquoise for Courage

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Alk'ididaa' jini. The stories begin. In poems that exude the warmth of an afternoon in the southwestern sun, Hershman John draws readers into a world both familiar and utterly new. Raised on a reservation and in boarding schools, then educated at a state university, John writes as a contemporary Navajo poet. His is a new voice--one that understands life on both sides of the canyon that divides, but does not completely separate, the Dine people from their neighbors who live outside the reservation. His poetry draws freely ...

I Swallow Turquoise for Courage 2007, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816525928

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