Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: A good read

On the 6th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ....

Wanna give a good read?

Just released by the University of Arizona Press, "Sing" is a multilingual collection of Indigenous American poetry, joining voices old and new in songs of witness and reclamation.

"Sing" gathers more than 80 poets from across the Americas, covering territory that stretches from Alaska to Chile. This not-to-be-missed celebration features former Lady Monarch Natalie Diaz.

"Sing" is the brainchild of editor Allison Hedge Coke, who spent eight years tracking down poets and making connections. If you haven't read anything by the former ODU guard, who made a dynamic impression in the 1997 Final Four, you've missed. Diaz, who received her MFA at ODU, is thoughtful and articulate and among the most gifted young writers of our time.

As an added stocking stuffer, consider reserving her paperback "When My Brother was an Aztec," due out this spring.

Promise you won't be disappointed by anything Diaz authors.

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