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  • The Wrong Side of the Door - Why Ideas Matter by Everett Piper
    The Wrong Side of the Door - Why Ideas Matter (English, Paperback) Everett Piper

    Everett Piper, Ph.D., is president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. His book "The Wrong Side of the Door - Why Ideas Matter" is a collection of commentaries and discussions relating to the fact that ideas have consequences and that liberty is found in understanding what is right, just and real.

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  • On Being Ill by Virginia; Stephen Woolf
    On Being Ill (English, Paperback) Virginia; Stephen Woolf, Julia Stephen

    Woolf explores the universal experience of illness, the absence of language that describes pain, and how illness transforms our perception.

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  • Killed by Indians 1871 by Alan C Huffines
    Killed by Indians 1871 (English, Paperback) Alan C Huffines

    "This tough, unforgettable novel tells the true story of Britt Johnson, an African-American folk hero who made long and incredibly difficult searches for Indian captives, and the other people whose lives were shattered by the Elm Creek raid. . . A revelation."--Scott Zesch, author of "The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier."

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  • Music and Modernity Among First Peoples of North America by Victoria Lindsay Levine
    Music and Modernity Among First Peoples of North America (English, Paperback) Victoria Lindsay Levine

    Music and Modernity among First Peoples of North America is a collaboration between Indigenous and settler scholars from both Canada and the United States. The contributors explore the intersections between music, modernity, and Indigeneity in essays addressing topics that range from hip-hop to powwow, and television soundtracks of Native Classical and experimental music. Working from the shared...

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  • Frog Hollow by Susan Campbell
    Frog Hollow (English, Hardback) Susan Campbell

    Frog Hollow: Stories from an American Neighborhood is a collection of colorful historical vignettes of an ethnically diverse neighborhood just west of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford. Its 1850s row houses have been home to a wide variety of immigrants. During the Revolutionary War, Frog Hollow was a progressive hub, and later, in the mid-late 19th century, it was a hotbed of industry....

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  • Country Acres and Cul-de-Sacs by Jay Gitlin
    Country Acres and Cul-de-Sacs (English, Paperback) Jay Gitlin

    In 1938, the first year of its publication, Connecticut Circle magazine covered the opening of the Merritt Parkway in June, a devastating hurricane in September, and a transformative election in November that saw Raymond Baldwin replace Governor Wilbur Cross on the brink of WWII. Covering the news, recreation, literary figures, and politicians, and above all?the achievements and products of the...

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  • In the Language of My Captor by Shane McCrae
    In the Language of My Captor (English, Paperback) Shane McCrae

    Acclaimed poet Shane McCrae's latest collection is a book about freedom told through stories of captivity. Historical persona poems and a prose memoir at the center of the book address the illusory freedom of both black and white Americans. In the book's three sequences, McCrae explores the role mass entertainment plays in oppression, he confronts the myth that freedom can be based upon the power...

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  • Making Dances That Matter by Anna Halprin
    Making Dances That Matter (English, Paperback) Anna Halprin, Rachel Kaplan

    Anna Halprin, vanguard postmodern dancer turned community artist and healer, has created ground-breaking dances with communities all over the world. Here, she presents her philosophy and experience, as well as step-by-step processes for bringing people together to create dances that foster individual and group well-being. At the heart of this book are accounts of two dances: the Planetary Dance,...

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  • Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light by Joy Harjo
    Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light (English, Paperback) Joy Harjo, Priscilla Page

    Joy Harjo's play Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light is the centerpiece of this collection that includes essays and interviews concerning the roots and the reaches of contemporary Native Theater. Harjo blends storytelling, music, movement, and poetic language in Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light?a healing ceremony that chronicles the challenges young protagonist Redbird faces on...

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  • Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days by Brenda Hillman
    Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days (English, Paperback) Brenda Hillman

    Brenda Hillman begins her new book in a place of mourning and listening that is deeply transformative. By turns plain and transcendent, these poems meditate on trees, bacteria, wasps, buildings, roots, and stars, ending with twinned elegies and poems of praise that open into spaces that are both magical and archetypal for human imagination: forests and seashores. As always, Hillman's vision is...

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  • How to Dress a Fish by Abigail Chabitnoy
    How to Dress a Fish (English, Paperback) Abigail Chabitnoy

    In How to Dress a Fish, poet Abigail Chabitnoy, of Aleut descent, addresses the lives disrupted by US Indian boarding school policy. She pays particular attention to the life story of her great grandfather, Michael, who was taken from the Baptist Orphanage, Wood Island, Alaska, and sent to Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Incorporating extracts from Michael's boarding school...

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  • Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light by Joy Harjo
    Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light (English, Hardback) Joy Harjo, Priscilla Page

    Joy Harjo's play Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light is the centerpiece of this collection that includes essays and interviews concerning the roots and the reaches of contemporary Native Theater. Harjo blends storytelling, music, movement, and poetic language in Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light?a healing ceremony that chronicles the challenges young protagonist Redbird faces on...

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  • Music and Modernity Among First Peoples of North America by Victoria Lindsay Levine
    Music and Modernity Among First Peoples of North America (English, Hardback) Victoria Lindsay Levine

    Music and Modernity among First Peoples of North America is a collaboration between Indigenous and settler scholars from both Canada and the United States. The contributors explore the intersections between music, modernity, and Indigeneity in essays addressing topics that range from hip-hop to powwow, and television soundtracks of Native Classical and experimental music. Working from the shared...

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  • Making Dances That Matter by Anna Halprin
    Making Dances That Matter (English, Hardback) Anna Halprin, Rachel Kaplan

    Anna Halprin, vanguard postmodern dancer turned community artist and healer, has created ground-breaking dances with communities all over the world. Here, she presents her philosophy and experience, as well as step-by-step processes for bringing people together to create dances that foster individual and group well-being. At the heart of this book are accounts of two dances: the Planetary Dance,...

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  • The Heart to Artemis by Bryher
    The Heart to Artemis (English, Paperback) Bryher

    "Out of Africa" meets "Moveable Feast" in this swashbuckling memoir of courage, literary passion, and adventure.

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  • Wobble by Rae Armantrout
    Wobble (English, Paperback) Rae Armantrout

    Pulitzer Prize winning poet Rae Armantrout is at once a most intimate and coolly calculating poet. If anyone could produce a hybrid of Charlie Chaplin's playful "Little Tramp" and Charlize Theron's fierce "Imperator Furiosa," it would be Armantrout. Her language is unexpected yet exact, playing off the collective sense that the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of imminent systemic...

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  • How to Dress a Fish by Abigail Chabitnoy
    How to Dress a Fish (English, Hardback) Abigail Chabitnoy

    In How to Dress a Fish, poet Abigail Chabitnoy, of Aleut descent, addresses the lives disrupted by US Indian boarding school policy. She pays particular attention to the life story of her great grandfather, Michael, who was taken from the Baptist Orphanage, Wood Island, Alaska, and sent to Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Incorporating extracts from Michael's boarding school...

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  • Letters from Amherst by Samuel R Delany
    Letters from Amherst (English, Paperback) Samuel R Delany

    Five substantial letters written from 1989 to 1991 bring readers into conversation with Hugo and Nebula Award winning-author Samuel Delany. With engaging prose, Delany shares details about his work, his relationships, and the thoughts he had while living in Amherst and teaching as a professor at the UMASS campus just outside of town, in contrast to the more chaotic life of New York City. Along...

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  • Haunthenticity by Tracy McMullen
    Haunthenticity (English, Paperback) Tracy McMullen

    In this persuasive study, Tracy McMullen draws on philosophy, psychology, musicology, performance studies, and popular music studies in order to analyze the rise of obsessively precise live musical reenactments in the United States at the turn of the millennium. She investigates this practice, what she terms, Replay, in popular music, jazz, and performance art arguing that it is a symptom of...

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  • Sol Lewitt by Lary Bloom
    Sol Lewitt (English, Hardback) Lary Bloom

    Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, upended traditional practices of how art is made and marketed. A key figure in minimalism and conceptualism, he proclaimed that the work of the mind is much more important than that of the hand. For his site-specific work?wall drawings and sculpture in dozens of countries?he created the idea and basic plan and...

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