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Ceremonies Of The Damned: Poems

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Adrian C. Louis's poems, wrested from the harsh experience of the Rez and his own lonely struggle with his wife's illness, reveal life's darker truths.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by University of Nevada Press
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I had the opportunity to meet Adrian C. Louis when he came to Juneau in 2003 for a lecture series at our local university. I feel better for having heard him read his work.

This is a gorgeous and complicated collection of poems. Many are written in a long-winded prose style, and not unlike short stories. Louis writes about the complexity and banality of life in middle age. The heart break of learning to live with a partner with alzheimer's disease. Some of his poems read like an elegy for alcoho
One of the best books of poetry yet! My teacher gave this book to me and I read it in one night. It's absolutely intriguing. It's filled with deep meanings and emotional trauma from the past and present on Native American Indian reservations.
Patricia Killelea
one of the best books of poems i've read in a long, long time. wow.
loni anderson. yay!
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Adrian C. Louis is a Lovelock Paiute author from Nevada now living on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He has taught at Oglala Lakota College. His novel Skins (1995) discusses reservation life and issues such as poverty, alcoholism, and social problems and was the basis for the 2002 film, Skins. He has also published books of poetry and a collection of short stories, Wild Indians and Ot ...more
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