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Wings of Night Sky Wings of Morning Light

Author : Joy Harjo
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Joy Harjo's play Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light is the centerpiece of this collection that includes essays and interviews concerning the roots and the reaches of contemporary Native Theater. Harjo blends storytelling, music, movement, and poetic language in Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light—a healing ceremony that chronicles the challenges young protagonist Redbird faces on her path to healing and self-determination. This text is accompanied by interviews with Native theater artists Rolland Meinholtz and Randy Reinholz, as well as an interview with Harjo, conducted by Page. The interviews highlight the lives and contributions of Meinholtz, a theater artist and educator who served as the drama instructor at the Institute of American Indian Arts from 1964–70 and a close mentor and friend to Harjo; and Reinholz, producing artistic director of Native Voices at the Autry, the nation's only Equity theater company dedicated exclusively to the development and production of new plays by Native American, First Nations, and Alaska Native playwrights. The new interview with Harjo focuses on her experiences working in theater. Essays on Harjo's work are provided by Mary Kathryn Nagle—an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee nation, playwright, and attorney who shares her insights on the legal and historical frameworks through which we can better understand the significance of Harjo's play; and Priscilla Page—writer, performer, and educator (of Wiyot heritage), who looks at indigenous feminism, jazz, and performance as influences on Harjo's theatrical work.

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings Poems

Author : Joy Harjo
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A musical, magical, resilient volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States. In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from the bend in the Tallapoosa River to a place near the Arkansas River. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout. Lost ancestors are recalled. Resilient songs are born, even as they grieve the loss of their country. Called a "magician and a master" (San Francisco Chronicle), Joy Harjo is at the top of her form in Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings. Finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize

Soul Talk Song Language

Author : Joy Harjo
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Joy Harjo is a “poet-healer-philosopher-saxophonist,” and one of the most powerful Native American voices of her generation. She has spent the past two decades exploring her place in poetry, music, dance/performance, and art. Soul Talk, Song Language gathers together in one complete collection many of these explorations and conversations. Through an eclectic assortment of media, including personal essays, interviews, and newspaper columns, Harjo reflects upon the nuances and development of her art, the importance of her origins, and the arduous reconstructions of the tribal past, as well as the dramatic confrontation between Native American and Anglo civilizations. Harjo takes us on a journey into her identity as a woman and an artist, poised between poetry and music, encompassing tribal heritage and reassessments and comparisons with the American cultural patrimony. She presents herself in an exquisitely literary context that is rooted in ritual and ceremony and veers over the edge where language becomes music.

Monologues for Actors of Color

Author : Roberta Uno
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Actors of colour need the best speeches to demonstrate their skills and hone their craft. Roberta Uno has carefully selected monologues that represent African-American, Native American, Latino, and Asian-American identities. Each monologue comes with an introduction and notes on the characters and stage directions to set the scene for the actor. This new edition now includes more of the most exciting and accomplished playwrights to have emerged over the 15 years since the Monologues for Actors of Color books were first published, from new, cutting edge talent to Pulitzer winners.

Heartbeat Warble and the Electric Powwow

Author : Craig Harris
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Despite centuries of suppression and oppression, American Indian music survives today as a profound cultural force. Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow celebrates in depth the vibrant soundscape of Native North America, from the “heartbeat” of intertribal drums and “warble” of Native flutes to contemporary rock, hip-hop, and electronic music. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with musicians, producers, ethnographers, and record-label owners, author and musician Craig Harris conjures an aural tapestry in which powwow drums and end-blown woodwinds resound alongside operatic and symphonic strains, jazz and reggae, country music, and blues. Harris begins with an exploration of the powwow, from sacred ceremonies to intertribal gatherings. He examines the traditions of the Native American flute and its revival with artists such as two-time Grammy winners R. Carlos Nakai and Mary Youngblood. Singers and songwriters, including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Keith Secola, and Joanne Shenandoah, provide insights into their music and their lives as American Indians. Harris also traces American Indian rock, reggae, punk, and pop over four decades, punctuating his survey with commentary from such artists as Tom Bee, founder of Native America’s first rock band, XIT. Grammy-winner Taj Mahal recalls influential guitarist Jesse Ed Davis; ex-bandmates reflect on Rock Hall of Fame inductee Redbone; Robbie Robertson, Pura Fe, and Rita Coolidge describe how their groundbreaking 1993 album, Music for the Native Americans, evolved; and DJs A Tribe Called Red discuss their melding of archival powwow recordings into fiery dance music. The many voices and sounds that weave throughout Harris’s engaging, accessible account portray a sonic landscape that defies stereotyping and continues to expand. Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow is the story—told by those who live it—of resisting a half-millennium of cultural suppression to create new sounds while preserving old roots. Listen in! Visit this book’s page on the oupress.com website for a link to the book’s Spotify playlist.

She Had Some Horses Poems

Author : Joy Harjo
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A new edition of the beloved volume by Joy Harjo, one of our foremost Native American poets. First published in 1983 and now considered a classic, She Had Some Horses is a powerful exploration of womanhood's most intimate moments. Joy Harjo's poems speak of women's despair, of their imprisonment and ruin at the hands of men and society, but also of their awakenings, power, and love.

Simon J Ortiz

Author : Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez
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This volume reveals the insights and aesthetics of Ortiz's indigenous lens.

World Literature Today

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Theatre World

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Theatre World 2007 2008

Author : John Willis
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Scenes from the plays and portraits of leading actors accompany a statistical record of the current season

For a Girl Becoming

Author : Joy Harjo
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Celebrates a young girl's transitions through birth, childhood, and young adulthood, with advice on remaining connected to loved ones and nature.

News from Native California

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Religion Literature

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The Poetical Works of James Gates Percival with A Biographical Sketch

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Morning light or Waking thoughts for every day in the year selections from hymns and from the Bible

Author : Morning light
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Morning light afterw The New Church weekly

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Dress Whites Gold Wings

Author : Daniell M. Brown
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True experiences of a Georgia country boy who grew up to fly in Vietnam's non-war. Stories to make you not only smile and laugh, but ponder life's mysteries and blessings. Stories the author believes could be told and re-told to generations. Auto-biographical in the sense that the author lived and loved in the times and events chronicled. Written just as a storyteller might weave tales of adventure, love, heroism, family, friends, and deaths of comrades. The little stories that make life real. Read along as the author grasps the finality of death as a first grader, then at 16-years, stares into the barrel of a .38 revolver. Visit the back roads of Cuba during Castro's revolution, meet Miss America, hear about Connie Francis, and talk with Tennessee Williams. Then orbit overhead while John Glenn launches into history. Climb in the cockpit as co-pilot for gripping flight experiences during 3 tours to war-torn Vietnam. Enjoy unusual personal and flight experiences while in scenic Italy for author's last duty station before military retirement. Then the real change of life: At 41, a beautiful baby girl enters the scene. Add a thief's break-in while on vacation at the beach, two cancer scares, the impulsive yen to write a book, all while trying to decipher the author's version of the meaning of life. Find all the above plus lots of little sidebar stories that make life so real, so interesting, so enjoyable -it's all there in 370 pages of Dress Whites, Gold Wings.

On Wings Of The Morning

Author : Marie Bostwick
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Marie Bostwick delivers a captivating novel of soul mates discovering each other as the country faces its greatest challenge. . . Morgan Glennon's destiny points straight up into Oklahoma's clear, blue sky. It's been that way since he was four years old, imagining the famous flier father he's never met. Morgan leaves college to enlist as a Navy pilot, and his whole world suddenly changes when America goes to war. Watching his friends fall in battle, robs Morgan of the joy he always felt in the air. It will take one very unusual woman to help him get it back. . . Georgia Jean Carter learned early never to rely on a man for anything but trouble. Airplanes are different: they take a girl places most boyfriends can't. Remarkably, the war makes it possible for Georgia to do her part as a pilot. Flying with the WASPs brings a special sense of belonging--yet there's something missing that Georgia doesn't recognize until a brief encounter sets her dreaming about a young flyboy she barely knows. . . Praise for Marie Bostwick and Fields of Gold "A touching story." --Patricia Gaffney "Captivating and hauntingly beautiful. . .a true gem." --Romantic Times, 4 1⁄2 stars "A gripping, heartwarming story." --Dorothy Garlock on Fields of Gold

On Midnight Wings

Author : Adrian Phoenix
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

American Theatre

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