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Title American tensions : literature of identity and the search for social justice : stories, poems, and essays addressing the most pressing issues of our time / edited by William Reichard ; foreword by Ted Kooser
Published Oakland, CA : New Village Press, 2011
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; Section One: The Lives Weâ#x80;#x99;re Given, The Lives We Make; Future Home of the Living God; Speaking of Names; The Machinist, Teaching His Daughter to Play the Piano; Work; Keats; Shiloh; Bastard Out of Carolina (an excerpt); The Root Woman; The Smell of Snake; Trestle; In Winter; Straddling Fences; At the Galleria; Dialectical Materialism; The Floristâ#x80;#x99;s Daughter (an excerpt); Other Meaning; Seven Fragments (found inside my father); Father Outside; Good to Go; Man On The TV Say; Only Everything I Own
InconvenientWhat To Tweak; Golden Rule Days; 00/Line/Steel/Train (excerpts); Lessons; Lincoln Avenue; Resolution; Undoing; Manikin; Avoidance; Said to Sarah, Ten; Trans; Aaron at Work/Rain; Hymns to Nanan; Section Two: That Which Holds Us Together, That Which Pulls Us Apart; An Atlas of the Difficult World (excerpts); Speaking English Is Like; Uses for Spanish in Pittsburgh; Grocery Shopping with My Girlfriend Who Is Not Asian; Speaking Spanish Is Like; Indian Education; The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwinâ#x80;#x99;s Theory (excerpts); Fugue; Overture: Watermelon City
Not Getting Tired of the EarthBetween Now and Then; Lone Tree, 1986; continental divide; cancer inside the little sea; Cloudy Is the Stuff of Stones; Humble; Rapture; The Radiant; The Night Constant; Waterfront Property; Alice & Emily, Diana & Dunes; Rights and Permissions; Contributors; About the Editor; About the Type
Observation Post #71Here, Bullet; AB Negative; Night in Blue; Praise the Tortilla, Praise Menudo, Praise Chorizo; The Magnets; These Days; I Didnâ#x80;#x99;t Sleep; Bagram, Afghanistan, 2002; Messy; Poem Postâ#x80;#x94;9/11/01; First Generation Angels; The Young Asian Women; Father Blues for Jon Jang; Minneapolis Public; Under the Influence; Guidelines for the Treatment of Sacred Objects; The Theft Outright; Butter Maiden and Maize Girl Survive Death Leap; The Lone Reader and Tonchee Fistfight in Pages; Charlie Howardâ#x80;#x99;s Descent; Tiara; Homo Will Not Inherit; Beginners; Art Lessons
Toward a Portrait of the UndocumentedBlasphemous Elegy for May 14, 2003; The Rain, the Rez, and Other Things; Autobiography of My Alter Ego (excerpts); 1959, Loomis Avenue; Akhenaten; The Glue That Held Everything Together; Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past (excerpt); Conjuring War; Falling Man; But at the Church; Polygutteral; Burnt Offering: Mid-November; Frozen in the Sky; The Secret to Life in America; Section Three: The Edge of the Worldâ#x80;#x94;The Contemporary Environment; Culture, Biology, and Emergence; Designer Genes; So Much Like A Beach After All; It Is Fair To Be Crossing
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Subject Group identity -- United States -- Literary collections.
Social justice -- United States -- Literary collections.
Social problems -- United States -- Literary collections.
Genre/Form Literary collections.
Form Electronic book
Author Kooser, Ted, writer of foreword
Reichard, William, 1963- editor
ISBN 1613320698 (electronic bk.)
9781613320693 (electronic bk.)