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Raised by Humans: Poems (Paperback)

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The poems in Raised by Humans are about surviving childhood and colonization. Childhood did not agree with Deborah Miran­da, mostly because the adult humans in charge of her life were not prepared to manage their own lives, let alone the life of a human-in-training. Humans raised Deborah, but it wasn’t a hu­mane childhood.

This poetry collection is also about how indigenous people survive civilization and become readers and writers of the same alphabet that colonized their culture. The complexity of being forced to find her way into relationship with the very people or cultures that have hurt/raised Miranda is a paradox at the heart of her poetry, which pushes language past what Miranda calls the “alphabet of walls.”

Praise For…

“Reading Miranda’s latest collection is life-changing—her stunning words reveal, testify, affirm, and heal. Raised by Humans is a powerful heart-map charting lies and betrayals, hope and love, highlighting survival trails that will lead us into truthful spaces where past and present collide to rewrite our future. This is required reading, these are necessary visions!” —Susan Power, author of Grass Dancer and Sacred Wilderness

Product Details
ISBN: 9781882688500
ISBN-10: 1882688503
Publisher: Tia Chucha
Publication Date: April 15th, 2015
Pages: 80
Language: English