New Anthology of Indigenous Poetry and Essays Released

“Native Voices” represents established and emerging Native American poets

North Adams, Mass. — Tupelo Press is pleased to announce the publication of Native Voices: Indigenous American Poetry, Craft and Conversations (ISBN: 9781946482181, $29.95, paperback), a nearly 500-page collection of contemporary and early Native voices spanning from the middle of the twentieth century to today.

“Our vision is to present the most comprehensive gathering of contemporary Indigenous poems contextualized within the often-overlooked issues of craft and poetic form,” says Dean Rader, poet and co-editor of the anthology.

Featuring forty-four poets, including Ishmael Hope, Bojan Louis, Ruby Murray, Simon Ortiz, Leslie Marmon Silko, Luci Tapahonso, Joy Harjo, dg okpik, Sherwin Bitsui, Heid E. Erdrich, Layli Long Soldier, Orlando White, Elise Paschen, Michael Wasson, and Carter Revard, among others.

Plus, original influence essays by Deborah Miranda on Wendy Rose; Ray A. Young Bear on James Welch; Kimberly Blaeser on Linda Hogan; Celia Blandon Natalie Diaz, Diane Glancy on Lorca, Chrystos on Audre Lorde, Louise Erdrich on Elizabeth Bishop, LeAnne Howe on W. D. Snodgrass, Allison Hedge Coke on Delmore Schwartz, Suzanne Rancourt on Ai, and M. L. Smoker on Richard Hugo, among others.

Native Voices is a diverse collection of stories told by Indigenous poets about themselves, their histories, and the craft. It is a celebration of culture and the possibilities of language, acknowledging ancestors and proving that this art—poetry—and conversation continues, grows, and morphs.

Native Voices: Indigenous American Poetry, Craft and Conversations; editors: CMarie Fuhrman and Dean Rader; publication date: April 1, 2019; format: Paperback; $29.95; ISBN: 978-1-946482-18-1. 

CMarie Fuhrman is the 2019 recipient of the Grace Paley Fellowship at Under the Volcano in Tepotzlán, Mexico, and winner of the Bank’s Award for poetry. A 2019 graduate of the University of Idaho’s MFA program, she is the Project Coordinator for Indigenous Knowledge for Effective Education Program (IKEEP). Often anthologized, CMarie’s poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Cutthroat a Journal of the Arts, Whitefish Review, Broadsided Press’s NoDAPL compilation, High Desert Journal, Sustainable Play, Taos Journal of Poetry and Art, among many other venues. She currently serves as Poetry Review Editor for Transmotion Journal. CMarie resides in West Central Idaho.

Dean Rader publishes widely in the fields of poetry, visual culture, and Indigenous Studies. His scholarly books include Engaged Resistance: Contemporary American Indian Art, Literature, and Film from Alcatraz to the NMAI (University of Texas Press, 2011), which won the Beatrice Medicine Award for Excellence in American Indian Scholarship and Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry (University of Arizona Press, 2001, edited with Janice Gould). He also curated a special issue of Sentence devoted to contemporary Indigenous prose poetry. Rader’s most recent collection of poems is Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry (Copper Canyon), a finalist for both the Northern California Book Award and the Oklahoma Book Award. He also co-edited Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (Beacon Press). He is a professor at the University of San Francisco.

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