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Length: 150 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English Age Level: 5 - 18
Grade Level: 4 - 12

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Review

Jennifer Reeser's new book of poems, Indigenous, provokes a strange sensation in the reader: an alien yet familiar landscape peopled with recurring characters, the mingling ghosts of history haunting the here and now and reanimating the myth and lore of her folk, both tragic and comic--as inseparable from Reeser's imagination as they are from her blood. Each poem enters into dialogue with the reader even as it maintains an ongoing conversation of sound and sense with the other poems in the collection, a steady, sturdy examination of essential tensions: what it means to be a descendant of the First Nations, an heir to Christian grace, and a poet writing in modern American.
Already a master of poetic forms, Reeser has reapplied her talent in what amounts to a major development in her repertoire, bringing the reader to that Native American borderland of the heart that has apparently been a major part of her life, but a part we've only seen in glimpses up to now.

--Joseph O'Brien, poetry editor of the San Diego Reader



The beauty of this collection of poems is the way it uses every device capable of reaching the reader. These poems go behind the familiar: Wounded Knee, the Trail of Tears, figures such as Sequoyah and Chief Joseph; past the artifacts, legends, and folkways encountered through reading and travels across America, to the intimate details of a specific family and their lives and world seen from the inside. They give, as our literature seldom does, moral weight to the real and living representatives of those nations, rather than to the romanticized or demonized figures imagined by film.
In all, Indigenous is more than simply a good read, or a compelling account of events we need to know better: it's an addition to our national literature by Jennifer Reeser--an accomplished poet who knows, and understands intimately, what she is so generously sharing in her work.

--Rhina P. Espaillat, author of And After All --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Jennifer Reeser is the author of five collections of poetry. Her first, An Alabaster Flask, was the winner of the Word Press First Book Prize. X. J. Kennedy wrote that her debut "ought to have been a candidate for a Pulitzer." Her third, Sonnets from the Dark Lady and Other Poems, was a finalist for the Donald Justice Prize. Her fourth, The Lalaurie Horror, debuted as an Amazon bestseller in the category of Epic Poetry. Reeser's poems, reviews, and translations of Russian, French, along with the Cherokee and various Native American Indian languages, have appeared in POETRY, Rattle, the Hudson Review, Recours au Poème, LIGHT Quarterly, the Formalist, the Dark Horse, SALT, Able Muse, and elsewhere.
A biracial writer of Anglo-Celtic and Native American Indian ancestry, Reeser was born in Louisiana. She studied English at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and also in Tulsa, Oklahoma, her former home.

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • File Size : 2209 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 150 pages
  • Publisher : Able Muse Press (3 May 2019)
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1773490230
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • ASIN : B07NVFS5PV
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Language: : English
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