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Ledgerbook (Paperback) (William S. Barnes)
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Poetry. Native American History. Drawing from the indigenous traditions of record keeping on the Western plains—winter count, ledger art, diary making, letter writing, scientific description and journalism—THE LEDGERBOOK takes the motif of writing over and on top of the stories and texts that make up the history of the American West to write its own story of identity and the experience of dissolution. These poems are lyric, ambitious, multi-faceted. Using collage and erasure The Ledgerbook creates a polyphony of voices through which a personal reconciliation of the beauty and violence of the West might take place. Underneath all of it, always, is the land itself.
Number of Pages: 97.0