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Poetry. Native American Studies. RAVEN’S PARADISE is a wild, bawdy, hilarious freight-train of a ride, the story of the birth of the Goddess in human history, the Lucifer story (with Raven standing as Lucifer), his redemption and enlightenment. It is the Biblical creation myth, the enlightenment of the feminine in human history through surrender to the Divine, and the enlightenment of the masculine via the presence and intercession of the feminine. “RAVEN’S PARADISE is packed with pleasure…first, for the five senses—that essential sign of genuine poetry at work—and then pleasure for the imagination, in the bold details of the unfolding narrative and the way they draw the reader into the action from the poem’s opening line until the very last. And finally, there is enduring pleasure for the intellect, in the way Red Hawk summons up material we all know but places it in the challenging light of an entirely new sensibility”—Rhina Espaillat.
Red Hawk was the Hodder Fellow in the Humanities at Princeton University in 1991-92 and teaches at The University of Arkansas Monitcello. His poetry collections include Journey of the Medicine Man (August House, 1983; finalist, Walt Whitman Award); The Sioux Dog Dance (Cleveland State University, 1991; runner-up, Patterson Poetry Prize); The Way of Power (Hohm Press, 1996); The Art of Dying (Hohm Press, 1999); Wreckage With A Beating Heart (Hohm Press, 2005). His nonfiction books are: Self Observation: The Awakening of Conscience (Hohm Press, 2009). His poems have appeared in The Altantic, Kenyon Review, Poetry, Atlanta Review, Shenandoah, and many others. He has two daughters, and he lives in Monticello, Arkansas, with Chandrika.
Author City: MONTICELLO, AR USA