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Karankawa (Paperback) (Iliana Rocha)

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Winner of the 2014 Donald Hall Prize in PoetrySelected by Joy HarjoKarankawa is a collection that explores some of the ways in which we (re)construct our personal histories. Rich in family narratives, myths, and creation stories, these are poems that investigate passage—dying, coming out, transforming, being born—as well as the gaps that also reside in our stories, for, as Rocha suggests, the opportunity to create myths is provided by great silences. Much like the Karankawa Indians whose history works in omissions,Karankawa reconfigures such spaces, engaging with the burden and freedom of memory in order to rework and recontextualize private and public mythologies. First and last, these are poems that honor our griefs and desires, for they keep alive the very things we cannot possess.
Winner of the 2014 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry
Selected by Joy Harjo

Karankawa is a collection that explores some of the ways in which we (re)construct our personal histories. Rich in family narratives, myths, and creation stories, these are poems that investigate passage?dying, coming out, transforming, being born?as well as the gaps that also reside in our stories, for, as Rocha suggests, the opportunity to create myths is provided by great silences. Much like the Karankawa Indians whose history works in omissions,Karankawa reconfigures such spaces, engaging with the burden and freedom of memory in order to rework and recontextualize private and public mythologies. First and last, these are poems that honor our griefs and desires, for they keep alive the very things we cannot possess.
Number of Pages: 74
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: American / General
Series Title: Pitt Poetry Series
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr
Author: Iliana Rocha
Language: English
Street Date: September 18, 2015
TCIN: 46768559
UPC: 9780822963844
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-8717
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