That's What She Said

That’s What She Said

Contemporary Poetry and Fiction by Native American Women
Edited by Rayna Green
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/1/1984
Format: paper 0 pages, 17 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-20338-0
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The poems and stories Rayna Green has chosen for this collection represent some of the most interesting and innovative writing in today’s literature, yet their authors are for the most part unrecognized outside of feminist and Native American circles. That’s What She Said provides an opportunity to become acquainted with a unique, exciting body of work.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE
THE RONAN ROBE SERIES BY JAUNE QUICK-TO-SEE-SMITH

Introduction

Paula Gunn Allen

Grandmother
Snowgoose
Coyote’s Daylight Trip
The Trick Is Consciousness
Star Child Suite
The Beautiful Woman Who Sings
Suicid/ing(ed) Indian Women
Poem for Pat
Donna
Robin
Womanwork
Madonna of the Hills
Rain for Ka-waik
(San Ysidro, Cabezon)
Kopis’taya
The Bearer of the Sun Arises (Fiction)

Diane Burns

Our People
Big Fun
For Carole
Houston and Bowery, 1981

Gladys Cardiff

Long Person
Tsa’lagi Council Tree
Tlanusi’yi, The Leech Place
Grey Woman
Outer Space, Inner Space
Where Fire Burns
Leaves like Fish
Simples

Nora Dauenhauer

Winter Developing
Skiing on Russian Christmas
Breech Birth
Pregnant Image of “Exaggerating the Village”
Jessy
Seal Pups
Kelp
Rookery
Voices
Genocide
Tlingit Concrete Poem

Charlotte de Clue

the underside of trees
61
Healing
Morning Song.
Place-of-Many-Swans.
In Memory of the Moon. (A Killing.)
Ijajee’s Story
To the spirit of Monahsetah
Diary.

Louise Erdrich

Jacklight
Balind’s Dance
The Lady in the Pink Mustang
The Strange People
Snow Train
Painting of a White Gate and Sky
Dear John Wayne
Turtle Mountain Reservation
Scales (Fiction)

Rayna Green

Mexico City Hand Game
When I Cut My Hair
Naneye’hi
Coosaponakeesa
Another Dying Chieftain
Old Indian Trick
Road Hazard
Palace Dancer, Dancing at Last
High Cotton (Fiction)

Joy Harjo

Early Morning Woman
The Blanket around Her
Conversations between Here and Home
I Am a Dangerous Woman
There Was a Dance, Sweetheart
Someone Talking
There are Oceans
Fire
Obscene Phone Call #2
She Was a Pretty Horse

Carol Lee Sanchez

Prologue
Tribal Chant
The Way I Was...
Open Dream Sequence
Quotes from a Review
Yesterday
Conversations from the Nightmare
(The Syl La Ble Speaks En Erg Y/Sound)

Mary TallMountain

Indian Blood
The Last Wolf
Crazy Dogholkoda
Matmiya
The Ivory Dog for My Sister
Good Grease
Once the Striped Quagga
Ts’eekkaayah
Naaholooyah (Fiction)

Judith Mountain Leaf Volborth

Vihio Images
Self-Portrait
A Time of Turquoise
Three Songs to Mark the Night
Dusk Chant
Vihio Images
Goat-Woman Dares
Corn-Woman Remembered
How Came She to Such Poppy-Breath?
Iron-Door-Woman

Annette Areketa West

Coyote Brother Song
Naming the Rain
Child Poem
Poem for My Father
Blackbird Winter
Calumet Early Evening
glenpool
salt man

Roberta Hill Whiteman

Beginning the Year at Rosebud, S.D.
Midnight on Front Street
Lines for Marking Time
Star Quilt
Dream of Rebirth
The Long Parenthesis
Fire Dragon, Fall Near Me Again (Fiction)

Shirley Hill Witt

Seboyeta Chapel
Punto Final
Someday Soon I Will Be
La Mujer de Valor (Fiction)

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