Our Tents Are Small Volcanoes Chapbook by Vivian Faith Prescott

Our Tents Are Small Volcanoes Chapbook by Vivian Faith Prescott

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Our Tents Are Small Volcanoes Chapbook by Vivian Faith Prescott

 

Time is old water, and the wind is still listening. . .though the silences continue to deepen. In this collection, a single descendant voice speaks out of the legacy of the indigenous arctic Sámi – the disappearances of culture and tongues and lands and fishing rights and herding traditions – and to listen to this voice is to hear a deep resonance to the plight of the indigenous arctic peoples of our own continent: forced assimilations, forced “relocations,” the young shipped off to boarding schools where they are not permitted to speak their native tongue, the missionaries’ zeal, loss of habitat which impacts subsistence life, loss of lands, a diminishing song.  This is not a new story. This is the old, sad tale come round again. If you can bear to hear it, listen so that the only listening thing is not the wind. ~ Anne Caston, author of Flying Out With The Wounded (New York University Press) Judah’s Lion (Toad Hall Press)and Prodigal (Aldrich Press)

About the Author

Vivian Faith Prescott is a fifth generation Alaskan, born and raised on the small island of Wrangell in Southeastern Alaska. A writer of Sámi, Suomalainen, and Irish descent (among others), and adopted into the T'akdeintaan clan, she is the founding member of Blue Canoe Writers in Sitka and Flying Island Writers and Artists in Wrangell, with an emphasis on mentoring Indigenous writers. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Alaska and a PhD in Cross Cultural Studies from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her stories and poems have appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, and she is the recipient of a Rasmuson Fellowship and the Jason Wenger Award for Literary Excellence from the University of Alaska. Her Tlingit name is "Mother of Cute Little Raven."

Time is old water, and the wind is still listening. . .though the silences continue to deepen. In this collection, a single descendant voice speaks out of the legacy of the indigenous arctic Sámi..” ~ Anne Caston, author

44 Pages

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