America the Beautiful

Item No: 3252

$ 14.95

  • These poems, written in the last decade of Paula Gunn Allen's life and the first years of the new century, capture the variety, ingenuity, and complexity of this beloved and influential Native American critic and poet.
    • Author: Paula Gunn Allen
    • Paperback: 80 pages
    • Publisher: West End Press (October 16, 2010)
    • ISBN-10: 0981669352
    • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Paula Gunn Allen, Laguna Pueblo/Sioux/Scots/Lebanese poet, philosopher, scholar, and teacher, was born in Cubero, New Mexico, in 1939. She received her doctorate from the University of New Mexico in 1976; her dissertation evolved into a major work of cultural criticism, The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions. Two volumes of her poetry, Skins and Bones and Life Is a Fatal Disease, were published by West End Press. She completed the manuscript for this book a week before her death on May 29, 2008 in Fort Bragg, California.
  • Slowly reclaiming a part of her own heritage, Allen helped establish a Native American literary presence in the United States with several anthologies and was a foremost voice in Native American literature and the study of American literature. She also focused on the experiences of Native American women in her own writing and was also a founding mother of the contemporary women’s spirituality movement.
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