❰Epub❯ ➜ Walking with Ghosts (Earthworks S.) Author Qwo-Li Driskill – E17streets4all.co.uk Written from a contemporary Cherokee ueer and mixed race experience Walking with Ghosts Poems confronts the legacy of land theft genocide and forced removal of Cherokees from their homelands while sim Written from a contemporary Cherokee ueer and mixed race experience Walking with Ghosts Poems confronts the legacy of land theft genocide and forced removal of Cherokees from their homelands while simultaneously resisting ongoing attacks on both indigenous and gay lesbian bisexual transgender GLBT communities The debut work of wo Li Driskill a young Cherokee poet also of African Irish Lenape Lumbee and Osage ancestries these poems move across Cherokee history From the infamous Trail of Tears and the Allotment Act to the Indian boarding school Walking with MOBI :ò system and contemporary manifestations of racism these poems reach into Cherokee collective memory asking its readers to not only remember the history of colonization but also the survival and continuance of Indigenous Nations With this collection Driskill who identifies as ueer as well as two spirit a contemporary term used in North American indigenous communities to describe diverse sexual and gender identities becomes one of only a few of American Indian ueertwo spirit male writers in print; Refusing to compromise identities Driskill also grapples with the impact of hate crimes on GLBT communities multiracial and multi tribal identity the AIDS crisis psychic trauma and war Yet the poems in this collection are rooted in a sense of love and the power of words to heal the legacies of colonization and other forms of violence Cherokee love poems weave into eulogies to the dead while ghosts draw the living into a place of wholeness Tender startling confrontational and erotic this book honors the dead and brings the survivors back home.
wo Li Driskill is a Cherokee Two Spiritueer writer scholar educator activist and performer also of African Irish Lenape Lumbee and Osage ascent Hir artistic and scholarly work appears in numerous publications and she performs and facilitates workshops at events across Turtle Island wo Li holds a PhD in Rhetoric Writing from Michigan State University and is currently an assistant.
- 108 pages
- Walking with Ghosts (Earthworks S.)
- Qwo-Li Driskill
- 12 August 2016 Qwo-Li Driskill