Song of the Oktahutche: Collected Poems

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Dezember 2008



Muscogee (Creek) writer and humorist Alexander Posey (1873-1908) lived most of his short but productive life in the Muscogee Nation, in what is now Oklahoma. One of Posey's dearest subjects was the Oktahutche River, which he so loved that he gave it voice in his poem "Song of the Oktahutche". This title collects all of Posey's poetry.


A Note on the Editing of these Texts; IntroductionPoems: 1891; 1892; Circa 1893; Undated Poems Written Between October 1891 and the Summer of 1894; 1894; 1895; 1896; Four Undated Poems Written Between December 1895 and December 1897; 1897; Undated Poems Written Between Late December 1897 and October 1898; 1898; Poems From an Undated Ledger Compiled Between Late 1898 and Early 1899; Undated Poems Written Between the Fall of 1899 and June 1900; 1899; 1900; A Poem Written Between June 1900 and Spring 1901; 1901; 1902; 1903; 1905; 1906; 1907; 1908; Poems of Uncertain DateBibliography; Appendix A: Contents of an Undated A Ledger of Poems


Matthew Wynn Sivils is an assistant professor of English at Iowa State University. He is the editor of Alexander Posey's "Chinnubbie and the Owl: Muscogee (Creek) Stories, Orations, and Oral Traditions" (Nebraska 2005).


"Posey must be one of the great semi-secrets of American literature. This edition helps bring Posey into the limelight, where many readers can at last appreciate his legacy. Besides reprinting the published poems, "Song of the Oktahutche" is chock-full of previously unpublished gems that deepen the picture of Posey''s work. . . . Moreover, by turning to a rich archive of manuscripts, Sivils not only gives us poems we did not have before, but also gives us better versions of many of the poems that were (with dedicated research) already available."--Robert Dale Parker, author of "The Invention of Native American Literature""" --Robert Dale Parker (03/25/2008)
EAN: 9780803220539
ISBN: 0803220537
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2008
Seitenanzahl: 246 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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