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Nature poem / Tommy Pico.

Pico, Tommy, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 811 PICO (Text) 33946003231102 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781941040638
  • ISBN: 1941040632
  • Physical Description: 74 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2017.

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Summary, etc.: "Nature Poem follows Teebs--a young, queer, American Indian (or NDN) poet--who can't bring himself to write a nature poem. For the reservation-born, urban-dwelling hipster, the exercise feels stereotypical, reductive, and boring. He hates nature. He prefers city lights to the night sky. He'd slap a tree across the face. He'd rather write a mountain of hashtag punchlines about death and give head in a pizza-parlor bathroom; he'd rather write odes to Aretha Franklin and Hole. While he's adamant--bratty, even--about his distaste for the word "natural," over the course of the book we see him confronting the assimilationist, historical, colonial-white ideas that collude NDN people with nature. The closer his people were identified with the "natural world," he figures, the easier it was to mow them down like the underbrush. But Teebs gradually learns how to interpret constellations through his own lens, along with human nature, sexuality, language, music, and Twitter. Even while he reckons with manifest destiny and genocide and centuries of disenfranchisement, he learns how to have faith in his own voice."--Amazon.com.
Subject: Indians of North America > Poetry.
Kamia Indians > Poetry.
American poetry > 21st century.
Genre: Poetry.

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