Milk Black Carbon

Milk Black Carbon

by Joan Naviyuk Kane


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Milk Black Carbon works against the narratives of dispossession and survival that mark the contemporary experience of many indigenous people, and Inuit in particular. In this collection, autobiographical details - motherhood, marriage, extended family and its geographical context in the rapidly changing arctic - negotiate arbitrary landscapes of our perplexing frontiers through fragmentation and interpretation of conventional lyric expectations.

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ISBN-13: 9780822964513
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 02/15/2017
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 998,867
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Joan Naviyuk Kane is the author of The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife, Hyperboreal, and The Straits. Her awards include the Whiting Writer’s Award, the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, the American Book Award, the Alaska Literary Award, and fellowships from the Rasmuson Foundation, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and the School for Advanced Research. Kane is a faculty mentor in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is Inupiaq, with family from King Island and Mary’s Igloo, and lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

Table of Contents

Iridin 3

Salvage Phase 4

At Bay 6

All Night Long I Am Narrowing 7

Headline News 8

An Other Lethe 10

Incognitum (in the Indian Hall) 11

Exhibits from the Dark Museum 12

Inunuaq 13

The Dolls 14

Vanishing Point 15

Give or Take a Century 16

Late Successional 17

Epithalamia 19

Taktugziun 20

Compass 21

The Incident Light 22

In Its Mouth 24

Little Air 25

A Few Lines for Jordin Tootoo 26

Update on J 28

Glare in Blue 30

When the World Was Milk 31

Song 32

Assiragia 34

I Am Copying Him 35

Point Transience 36

Human Heart Toponymie 37

Savak Anmaiga / I Opened the Door 38

Earnings Statement 39

Georgic 41

Peripheral Vision 42

Stemmata 43

The Straits 44

Held 45

The Mother of All 46

Ugiuvak 49

More Dissipate 50

Bone Mineral 51

The Unnamed Child 52

A Wall Collapsed 53

Up the Mountain 54

Aspirational Phase 55

Arboretum Americanum 56

Metabole 58

Hearth He Burnt 59

To Live Beyond 60

Acknowledgments 63

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