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Without Reservation: New & Selected Poems (New Odyssey Series) by John E. Smelcer
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.18" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Publisher Truman State University Press
ISBN 1931112304 ISBN13 9781931112307
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More About John E. Smelcer
John Smelcer, Ph.D., is the author of over fifty books, many translated and published worldwide. His bestselling book of mythology, The Raven and the Totem, includes a foreword by Joseph Campbell (The Power of Myth). With Russian Orthodox Archbishop Benjamin, John contributed to the revised map of global Christianity in the 10th edition of Living Religions (Mary Pat Fisher, Ed.). With the Dalai Lama, John co-authored a poem on compassion. He is currently writing a book about how war corrupts and unhinges conscience. Dr. Smelcer s education includes postdoctoral studies at Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard, where he studied Buddhism, Islam and Sufism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity, including the historical Jesus of Nazareth. "
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Vivid images that are simple, honest, and as-is Jan 13, 2004
Without Reservation is a collection of free-verse poetry by Alaskan Native American John E. Smelcer that emphasizes clear tone and vivid images that are simple, honest, and as-is. Smelcer is the only surviving speaker, reader, and writer of his native language of Ahtna, Without Reservation is a compelling voice, unforgettable and highly recommended. The Incomplete & Unauthorized Definition Of American Indian Writers: "Indian" is not a derogatory word./It's what we call ourselves.//Not all Indians wear long black hair/or faded red bandanas and denim.//I've never seen a Red Man.//Fiction and nonfiction by Indians outsells poetry by Indians.//No Indian poet has won the Pulitzer Prize.//Indian writers shouldn't drive sports cars./I traded my yellow Porsche for a pick-up truck/with a quarter million miles/and a rifle rack in the rear window...