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Unsettling America : an anthology of contemporary multicultural poetry

Author: Maria M Gillan; Jennifer Gillan
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1994.
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Gathers poems by American writers from many ethnic groups, expressing thoughts and emotions that have usually been marginalized as outside the "mainstream" of American life.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Unsettling America.
New York : Viking, 1994
(OCoLC)621218718
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria M Gillan; Jennifer Gillan
ISBN: 0670851701 9780670851706 014023778X 9780140237788
OCLC Number: 31509256
Description: xxv, 406 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Nellie Wong --
Where Is My Country? --
Dreams in Harrison Railroad Park / Luis J. Rodriguez --
Heavy Blue Veins --
We Never Stopped Crossing Borders / Lamont B. Steptoe --
Wired In --
Such a Boat of Land / Jimmy Santiago Baca --
Immigrants in Our Own Land / Marilyn Chin --
We Are Americans Now, We Live in the Tundra / Pat Mora --
Elena / Ruth Lisa Schechter --
What Were You Patching? / Quincy Troupe --
In Texas Grass / Lawrence Ferlinghetti --
The Old Italians Dying / Adrian C. Louis --
Dust World / Shirley Geok-lin Lim --
Father from Asia / Hamod (Sam) --
from Moving / James Masao Mitsui --
Katori Maru, October 1920 / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni --
Restroom --
The Brides Come to Yuba City / Yvonne V. Sapia --
Grandmother, a Caribbean Indian, Described by My Father / Louise Erdrich --
Indian Boarding School: The Runaways / Gary Soto --
Braly Street / Joy Harjo --
The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Window / Shalin Hai-Jew --
Kinged / Mary Jo Bona --
Dream Poem / Mary TallMountain --
The Last Wolf / Gregg Shapiro --
Tattoo / Lawson Fusao Inada --
Father of My Father / Justin Vitiello --
Letter to a Cretan Flute-Maker / David Meltzer --
What Do I Know of Journey / Carole Bernstein --
When My Grandmother Said "Pussy" / Cheryl Clarke --
14th Street Was Gutted in 1968 / Robert Carnevale --
Walking by the Cliffside Dyeworks / Pedro Pietri --
The Old Buildings / Dwight Okita --
In Response to Executive Order 9066 --
The Nice Thing About Counting Stars / Shirley Kaufman --
Next Year, in Jerusalem / Philip Levine --
The Survivor / Lucille Clifton --
Sam / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni --
Indian Movie, New Jersey / Louise Erdrich --
Dear John Wayne / Nellie Wong --
When I Was Growing Up / Janice Mirikitani --
Doreen / Safiya Henderson-Holmes --
Failure of an Invention / Chrystos --
Today Was a Bad Day Like TB / Jessica Hagedorn --
Filipino Boogie / Mary TallMountain --
Indian Blood / Miguel Algarin --
At the Electronic Frontier / Sherman Alexie --
Vision (2) --
Translated from the American / Michael S. Weaver --
Imitation of Life --
The Black and White Galaxie --
Blind Solo / Sandra Mortola Gilbert --
Mafioso / Barry Seiler --
Digging in the Streets of Gold / Susan Clements --
Matinee --
Deer Cloud / Nellie Wong --
Can't Tell / Mary Jo Bona --
Amazone / Patricia Smith --
Blonde White Women / Mitsuye Yamada --
Cincinnati --
American Son / Arthur L. Clements --
Why I Don't Speak Italian / Grace Cavalieri --
The First / Michael Warr --
Brain on Ice: The El Train Poem --
Malcolm Is 'Bout More Than Wearing a Cap / Joseph Papaleo --
American Dream: First Report / Gerald Stern --
Behaving Like a Jew / Denise Nico Leto --
The Mary Morelle Show / David Mura --
To H.N. / Marge Piercy --
My Rich Uncle, Whom I Only Met Three Times / Yusef Komunyakaa --
Untitled Blues / Jennifer Lagier --
Second Class Citizen / Shalin Hai-Jew --
Three Gypsies / Patricia Smith --
from Sweet Daddy --
What It's Like to Be a Black Girl (For Those of You Who Aren't) / Shirley Geok-lin Lim --
Starlight Haven --
Black and White / Jesse F. Garcia --
Barrio Beateo / David Hernandez --
Welcome / Reuben Jackson --
Tee --
Big Chill Variations --
Albert James / William J. Harris --
A Daddy Poem / Sonia Sanchez --
Song No. 3 / Lucille Clifton --
Song at Midnight / Allison Joseph --
Junior High Dance / June Jordan --
What Would I Do White? / Jimmy Santiago Baca --
So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans / Haki R. Madhubuti --
Poet: What Ever Happened to Luther? / Adrian C. Louis --
That Great Wingless Bird / Pat Mora --
Immigrants --
Depression Days / Toi Derricotte --
A Note on My Son's Face --
Blackbottom / Shirley Geok-lin Lim --
Lost Name Woman / Martin Espada --
Coca-Cola and Coco Frio / Pat Mora --
Senora X No More / Hamod (Sam) --
Dying with the Wrong Name --
Leaves / Marilyn Chin --
How I Got That Name --
Elegy for Chloe Nguyen / Martin Espada --
Niggerlips --
From an Island You Cannot Name / Nellie Wong --
Mama, Come Back / Enid Dame --
On the Road to Damascus, Maryland / Felix Stefanile --
How I Changed My Name, Felice / Janice Mirikitani --
Jade / Lyn Lifshin --
Being Jewish in a Small Town / Janice Gould --
We Exist / Ishmael Reed --
Jacket Notes / Helen Barolini --
Having the Wrong Name for Mr. Wright / Dixie Salazar --
Taking It Back --
Pinon Nuts / Kimiko Hahn --
The Hula Skirt, 1959 / Julia Lisella --
Song of the Third Generation / Amiri Baraka --
Ka 'Ba --
Funk Lore / Daniela Gioseffi --
American Sonnets for My Father / David Hernandez --
Pigeons / June Jordan --
A Poem about Intelligence for My Brothers and Sisters / Denise Nico Leto --
For Talking / Alberto Alvaro Rios --
The Language of Great-Aunts --
Nani / Carol Lee Saffioti --
Espresso / Milton Kessler --
Secret Love / Mary TallMountain --
Good Grease / Vittoria repetto --
6th Grade --
Our Lady of Pompeii / Claire Kageyama --
Mama / Michael S. Glaser --
Preparations for Seder --
Changing Address Books / Peter Blue Cloud --
Crazy Horse Monument / Liz Rosenberg --
from Prose Poems / Giovanna (Janet) Capone --
In Answer to Their Questions / Luci Tapahonso --
All I Want / Stanley H. Barkan --
Two Grandmas / Sandra Maria Esteves --
South Bronx Testimonial / Dale M. Kushner --
Grandma in the Shower / Tino Villanueva --
Haciendo Apenas la Recoleccion / Rachel Guido deVries --
On Alabama Ave., Paterson, NJ, 1954 / Ntozake Shange --
From Okra to Greens / Rose Romano --
But My Blood --
So I Lost My Temper / Maxine Kumin --
For My Great-Grandfather: A Message Long Overdue / Alfred Encarnacion --
Bulosan Listens to a Recording of Robert Johnson / Maryfrances Cusumano Wagner --
Miss Clement's Second Grade / Lisa Suhair Majaj --
Recognized Futures / Michael S. Weaver --
The Left Bank Jazz Society / Naomi Shihab Nye --
Blood / Li-Young Lee --
Mnemonic --
The Gift / Nikki Giovanni --
Nikki-Rosa --
Legacies / James Masao Mitsui --
Because of My Father's Job / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni --
Yuba City School / Gregory Djanikian --
How I Learned English / Gregory Djanikian --
In the Elementary School Choir --
When I First Saw Snow / Gary Soto --
Black Hair --
The Elements of San Joaquin --
Behind Grandma's House / Luis J. Rodriguez --
Always Running --
Fire / Gerald Stern --
The Dancing / Maria Mazziotti Gillan --
In Memory We Are Walking / Lyn Lifshin --
I Remember Haifa Being Lovely But / Michael S. Weaver --
A Black Man's Sonata --
Improvisation for Piano / Garrett Hongo --
Winnings / Susan Clements --
Susans --
The Reservation / Michael S. Glaser --
English-Speaking Persons Will Find Translations / Sherman Alexie --
Crazy Horse Speaks --
Powwow Polaroid / Cyrus Cassells --
Soul Make a Path Through Shouting / Safiya Henderson-Holmes --
The Battle, Over and Over Again / Louis Simpson --
A Story About Chicken Soup / Yusef Komunyakaa --
Salt / Adrian C. Louis --
Something About Being an Indian / Lorna Dee Cervantes --
Poem for the Young White Man Who Asked Me How I, an Intelligent, Well-Read Person, Could Believe in the War Between Races / Lamont B. Steptoe --
Election Time / Daniela Gioseffi --
Bicentennial Anti-Poem for Italian-American Women / Lyn Lifshin --
The Yahrtzeit Light --
After the Anti-Semitic Calls on a Local Talk Station / Amiri Baraka --
An Agony. As Now / Dwight Okita --
Notes for a Poem on Being Asian American / Chrystos --
Portrait of Assimilation / Stewart Florsheim --
The Jewish Singles Event / Michael Palma --
Coming of Age / Laura Boss --
At the Nuclear Rally --
The Candy Lady / Naomi Shihab Nye --
My Father and the Figtree / Cherrie Moraga --
Half-Breed / Shirley Geok-lin Lim --
Modern Secrets / Elizabeth Cook-Lynn --
Grandfather at the Indian Health Clinic / Joseph Bruchac --
Birdfoot's Grampa / Richard Michelson --
Undressing Aunt Frieda / William J. Harris --
Rib Sandwich / Wing Tek Lum --
Going Home / Miriam Goodman.
Responsibility: edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan.

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Gathers poems by American writers from many ethnic groups, expressing thoughts and emotions that have usually been marginalized as outside the "mainstream" of American life.

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