Ghost River

Ghost River


Author: Trevino L. Brings Plenty
Format: Paperback, 88 pages
ISBN: 978-1935218371
Published: April, 2015

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Critical Response to Ghost River

Reading Trevino Brings Plenty’s poems is a head adjustment. As hard as these poems work to defy the stereotype of Native American spirituality, they also act like ceremonies-new ones-the anti-vision quest, spirit guide avoidance, songs to survive shame, good days NOT to die. Trevino Brings Plenty is no sham-shaman, but he is a healer and a true one. Heid Erdrich, Author of Cell Traffic and National Monuments Brings Plenty has come into his own power with this new book of poems. These are the poems of a hardcore rez visionary who is “…map(ping) the spirit world….” Each poem carries a light born of struggle, and like vision, each illumination has its cost…. Personal history is utterly tied to the historical DNA of family, a place. Through the journey of these poems, a map emerges. In this map, you will find a way home.

—Joy Harjo, Mvskoke poet, musician, performer, professor

 

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  1. […] radio program, Native American Calling, has named Trevino L. Brings Plenty’s collection, Wakpá Wanági,Ghost River, their book of the month for National Poetry […]

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