Earth Always Endures: Native American Poems

Niel Philip, Author, Neil Philip, Author, Neil Philip, Editor Viking Children's Books $19.99 (96p) ISBN 978-0-670-86873-5
Neil Philip brings together 60 chants, prayers and songs in Earth Always Endures: Native American Poems. Often haiku-like in their spareness, the quietly magnificent poems sing of war, love, the land and animals: they do not seem to have been chosen for children in particular. This is a fine and serious collection of a largely unrecorded poetic tradition. Over 40 of Edward S. Curtis's (1868-1952) elegant duotone photographs of Native Americans accompany the text.
Reviewed on: 09/02/1996
Release date: 09/01/1996
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