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Amoroleck’s Words

Karenne Wood Markings on Earth
On the anniversary of Columbus’s landing in the Caribbean, Virginia poet Karenne Wood depicts the tragic result for North America’s indigenous people.

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American Arithmetic

Natalie Diaz Verse Daily
“I am doing my best to not become a museum,” writes Native American poet Natalie Diaz of complexities of preserving her identity as a person among people.

poetry

The Great Urban Indian Poem

Kim Shuck Sidewalk NDN
Kim Shuck, current poet laureate of San Francisco, explores the complications-- mixed-up heritages, commercial indifference—of seeing the “Great Urban Indian Poem published “because culture is at its/Root not something that can be sold by chain stores.”
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