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American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice
  

American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice (Hardback)

Edited by Reichard, William
Foreword by Kooser, Ted
Foreword by Alexie, Sherman
Contributions by Alexander, Elizabeth
Contributions by Hogan, Linda

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This anthology of contemporary American poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, explores issues of identity, oppression, injustice, and social change. Living American writers produced each piece between 1980 and the present; works were selected based on literary merit and the mann... read full description below.

ISBN 9781613320679
Barcode 9781613320679
Published 15 February 2011 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781613320679
ISBN-10 1613320671
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint New Village Press
Publication Date 15 February 2011
International Publication Date 26 April 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Reichard, William
Foreword by Kooser, Ted
Foreword by Alexie, Sherman
Contributions by Alexander, Elizabeth
Contributions by Hogan, Linda
Category Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Social Issues
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 617g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Group identity - United States, Social problems - United States, Social justice - United States
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 810.80353
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This anthology of contemporary American poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, explores issues of identity, oppression, injustice, and social change. Living American writers produced each piece between 1980 and the present; works were selected based on literary merit and the manner in which they address one or more pressing social issues. William Reichard has assembled some of the most respected literary artists of our time, asking whose voices are ascendant, whose silenced, and why. The work as a whole reveals shifting perspectives and the changing role of writing in the social justice arena over the last few decades.

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Author's Bio

William Reichard is the author of four collections of poetry: Sin Eater (2010); This Brightness: Poems (2007); How To: Poems (2004), which was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; and An Alchemy in the Bones: Poems (1999), which won a Minnesota Voices Prize. Ted Kooser is one of the the most highly regarded poets in the US and served as the United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004 to 2006. Sherman Alexie Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Sherman J. Alexie, Jr. grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, WA. Elizabeth Alexander is a professor in the English and African American Studies Departments at Yale University. Linda Hogan (Chickasaw), writer in residence for The Chickasaw Nation, is an internationally recognized public speaker and writer of poetry, fiction, and essays.

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