"Now it is My Turn to Stand. At Acoma Pueblo meetings, members rise and announce their intention to speak. In that moment they are recognized and heard." "In Speaking for the Generations, Acoma Pueblo poet Simon Ortiz brings together contemporary Native American writers to take their turn. Each offers an evocation of herself or himself, describing the personal, social, and cultural influences on her or his development as a writer. Although each writer's viewpoint is personal and unique, together they reflect the rich tapestry of today's Native literature."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction: Wah Nuhtyuh-yuu Dyu Neetah Tyahstih (Now It Is My Turn to Stand) / Simon J. Ortiz
Interior and Exterior Landscapes: The Pueblo Migration Stories / Leslie Marmon Silko
Breaking the Silence: Writing as "Witness" / Gloria Bird
In the Cycle of the Whirl / Esther G. Belin
Immersed in Words / Roberta J. Hill
Seeds / A. A. Hedge Coke
How My Ghosts Got Pale Faces / Daniel David Moses
Voice of the Land: Giving the Good Word / Elizabeth Woody
Land Speaking / Jeannette C. Armstrong
The Stones Will Speak Again: Dreams of an Ah Tz'ib' (Writer) in the Maya Land / Victor D. Montejo.
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