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Riding the Earthboy 40 (Poets, Penguin)

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  • Sales Rank:374,874
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:80
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
  • Publication Date:October 5, 2004
  • ISBN:0143034391
  • EAN:9780143034391
  • ASIN:0143034391
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Features:
  • "Celebrate. The days are grim."
  • "Riding the Earthboy 40" is the most important book of poetry in all of Native American literature..." - Sherman Alexie


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Synopsis
Now with an introduction from celebrated poet James Tate, Riding the Earthboy 40 is the only volume of poetry written by acclaimed Native American novelist James Welch. The title of the book refers to the forty acres of Montana land Welch?s father once leased from a Blackfeet family called Earthboy. This land and its surroundings shaped the writer?s worldview as a youth, its rawness resonates in the vitality of his elegant poetry, and his verse shows a great awareness of a moment in time, of a place in nature, and of the human being in context. Deeply evoking the specific Native American experience in Montana, Welch?s poems nonetheless speak profoundly to all readers. With its new introduction, this vital work that has influenced so many American writers is certain to capture a new generation of readers.


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