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Peace in Duress Janet Marie Rogers

Peace in Duress

Janet Marie Rogers

Published December 9th 2014
ISBN : 9780889229112
Paperback
128 pages
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Mohawk spoken-word artist Janet Marie Rogers’s newest collection pulses with the rhythms of the drum and the beat of the heart. Poems drawing on the language of the earth and inflected with the outspoken vocality of activism address the crises ofMoreMohawk spoken-word artist Janet Marie Rogers’s newest collection pulses with the rhythms of the drum and the beat of the heart. Poems drawing on the language of the earth and inflected with the outspoken vocality of activism address the crises of modern “land wars” – environmental destruction, territorial disputes, and resource depletion. This collection is confessional love, learned survival, ardent resistance, and unique poetry that wants to be spoken (aloud). If poetry is medicine, Peace in Duress is a cabinet full.ice water now the temperature of tea sustainsuntil the next rez stop, re stop, re startlife elevated in Utah, gawd hours honoured in Arizonatumbleweeds and raw earth, looks like open battle woundsgorges burnt earth sagebrush holy land hot souls long roads ash-faultbill-borders built on the backs of black hispanicsdescent warnings foreshadowing rocks fallingsun blocked bright rays make way for end-of-day raindon’t drink the poison, don’t you dare sigh with boredomhot winds die pulling down cloud poetryfaces, places, displaces, wide-open Redhorses of courses[from “3 Day Road”]