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Awiakta, Marilou 1936-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 2,420 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Essays  Fiction  Juvenile works  Interviews  Folklore  History  Legends  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Marilou Awiakta
Circling faith : Southern women on spirituality( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circling Faith is a collection of essays by southern women that encompasses spirituality and the experience of winding through the religiously charged environment of the American South. Mary Karr, in "Facing Altars," describes how the consolation she found in poetry directed her to a similar solace in prayer. In "Chiaroscuro: Shimmer and Shadow," Susan Cushman recounts how her dissatisfaction with a Presbyterian upbringing led her to hold her own worship services at home and eventually to join the Eastern Orthodox Church. "Magic" by Amy Blackmarr depicts a religious practice that occurs wholly outside of any formal setting-she recognizes places, such as a fishing shack in south Georgia, and things, such as crystal Cherokee earrings, as reminders that God exists everywhere and that a Great Comforter is always present. In "The Only Jews in Town," Stella Suberman gives her account of growing up as a religious minority in Tennessee, connecting her story to a larger narrative of Eastern European Jews who moved away from the Northeast, often to found and run "Jew stores" in midwestern and southern towns. Alice Walker, in an interview with Valerie Reiss titled "Alice Walker Calls God 'Mama, '" relates her dynamic relationship with her God, which includes meditation and yoga, and explains how she views the role of faith in her work, including her novel The Color Purple . These essays showcase the large spectrum of spirituality that abides in the South, as well as the equally large spectrum of individual women who hold these faiths
Selu : seeking the Corn-Mother's wisdom by Marilou Awiakta( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Corn-Mother, called Selu by the Cherokee, is a living spirit to Native Americans. In this weaving of essays, poems and stories, we are introduced to the life-giving story of the Corn-Mother. Among Selu's traditional survival wisdoms are strength, respect, balance, adaptability, and cooperation. Far from being irrelevant pieties, these common-sense teaching have a direct bearing on the concerns of today's society: the environment, women's issues, cultural diversity and government. In Selu, Cherokee/Appalachian writer Marilou Awiakta retraces her own path to Selu and tells how she dealt with issues such as the Tellico Dam controversy, the reunion of the Cherokee councils of East and West, the nuclear energy dilemma and the perception of a "woman's place." Through her story, readers will gain a deeper understanding of how their own lives weave into the Web of Life"--Jacket
Confessing conscience : churched women on abortion( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abiding Appalachia : where mountain and atom meet by Marilou Awiakta( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Does humanity have enough reverence for life to cope with the atom? Poet Marilou Awiakta poses this question in this book, which was first published in 1978, shortly before the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island. Fusing her Cherokee/Appalachian heritage with the experience of growing up on the atomic frontier in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Awiakta explores humanity's dilemma -- and hope -- through the legendary Awi Usdi, Little Deer, a Cherokee spirit-teacher of reverence. She follows his trail as he circles through the saga of Tsali and the Cherokee removal, then into the thoughts of early pioneers and the vision of John Hendrix, who foretold the coming of Oak Ridge with such accuracy. Winding through the poet's childhood, when the atom was split in secret, the trail leads to the retired Graphic Reactor and, finally, into the heart of the atom itself -- and into our hearts, where we must ultimately resolve the question of reverence for life."--Amazon.com
Rising Fawn and the fire mystery by Marilou Awiakta( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising Fawn, a young Choctaw girl preparing to leave Mississippi with her family during the Indian Removal to the West, is kidnapped and subjected to an entirely different destiny
Settling : poems by Patricia S Ranzoni( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selu by Marilou Awiakta( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telling tales : colorful folktales brought to life by master storytellers before a live, and lively, audience of children : teacher's guide( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets of the river city poetry competition, 1978( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highland Summer Conference, 1978-1993 : an Appalachian anthology ; transcripts from the "Conversations" series, produced by Parks Lanier, 1983-1993( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Always at home here : poems and insights from six Tennessee poets by Ernest Lee( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Deer and Mother Earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marilou Awiakta tells children the Cherokee Indian story of a time when humans and animals could talk to each other and lived in peace. After weapons were invented the animals had to figure out what to do. The bear clan tries to use weapons and fails. Then, Little Deer, head of the deer clan, proposes that human hunters ask the deer's spirit for forgiveness when they slay a deer
Rising Fawn and the fire mystery( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marilou Awiakta tells children the story of a Choctaw Indian girl named Rising Fawn and her experiences during the removal of her tribe from Mississippi to the West, called the Trail of Tears
Confessing conscience : churched women on abortion( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conversation with-- Bill Brown ; A conversation with-- Marilou Awiakta( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bill Brown talks about his work as a poet and his interest in Appalachian voices. Poet and essayist, Marilou Awiakta discusses her poetry, her works in progress and reads selections of her poetry
Selu : seeking the corn mother's wisdom( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Narrative of how the author wrote her book and tells the traditional story of Selu, the corn mother, and its teaching of the law of respect. Mary Adair tells about her illustrations for the book
A conversation with-- Marilou Awiakta by Marilou Awiakta( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Parks Lanier of the Radford University English Dept. discusses with Marilou Awiakta many of the influences which have an effect on her writings. Ms. Awiakta also reads from her works
Cherokee motheroots for the millennium by Marilou Awiakta( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Marilou Awiakta discusses her Cherokee heritage and values and the strong female role models who were part of her cultural upbringing
Marilou Awiakta on Cherokee Indians( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cherokee/Appalachian poet and author Marilou Awiakta speaks on "The Greening of Native America."
Marilou Awiakta by Marilou Awiakta( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ms. Awiakta, a Cherokee Indian poet, reads from her works and discusses her life
 
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Selu : seeking the Corn-Mother's wisdom
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Abiding Appalachia : where mountain and atom meetRising Fawn and the fire mysterySelu
Alternative Names
Awiakta, Marilou

Bonham-Thompson, Marilou 1936-

Marilou Awiakta Amerikaans dichteres

Marilou Awiakta Eastern Band Cherokee author

Marilou Awiatka

Thompson, Marilou Bonham

Thompson, Marilou Bonham 1936-

Languages
English (49)