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The Resource Nature poem, Tommy Pico

Nature poem, Tommy Pico

Label
Nature poem
Title
Nature poem
Statement of responsibility
Tommy Pico
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nature Poem follows Teebs--a young, queer, American Indian (or NDN) poet--who can't bring himself to write a nature poem. For the reservation-born, urban-dwelling hipster, the exercise feels stereotypical, reductive, and boring. He hates nature. He prefers city lights to the night sky. He'd slap a tree across the face. He'd rather write a mountain of hashtag punchlines about death and give head in a pizza-parlor bathroom; he'd rather write odes to Aretha Franklin and Hole. While he's adamant--bratty, even--about his distaste for the word "natural," over the course of the book we see him confronting the assimilationist, historical, colonial-white ideas that collude NDN people with nature. The closer his people were identified with the "natural world," he figures, the easier it was to mow them down like the underbrush. But Teebs gradually learns how to interpret constellations through his own lens, along with human nature, sexuality, language, music, and Twitter. Even while he reckons with manifest destiny and genocide and centuries of disenfranchisement, he learns how to have faith in his own voice."--Amazon.com
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pico, Tommy
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.I288
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Kamia Indians
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Indians of North America
  • Kamia Indians
Label
Nature poem, Tommy Pico
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn960277968
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
74 pages
Isbn
9781941040638
Lccn
2016056390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960277968
Label
Nature poem, Tommy Pico
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn960277968
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
74 pages
Isbn
9781941040638
Lccn
2016056390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960277968

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