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Asylum in the Grasslands

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Poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and author of more than thirty books, Diane Glancy has established herself as one of the country’s most versatile and prolific writers. Distinguished by her laconic honesty, her unflinching eye, and her skillful articulation of the commonplace, she presents Native American life—especially the ways it intersects with nonnative culture—i ...more
Paperback, 106 pages
Published January 15th 2007 by University of Arizona Press (first published 1999)
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May 28, 2009 Linda rated it it was amazing
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Poetry as clean and starkly beautiful as the grasslands she writes about. Glancy hits another home run with this book. I have never been able to figure out how one woman can write so many different kinds of books so well. I have never yet been disappointed by one of her books, whether poetry, novel, short fiction, nonfiction.
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I'm teaching the poet's niece in an American Lit survey class this semester, and this one was smuggled over the transom to me-- probably the first time it's happened quite like that, but hopefully not the last.

I really liked it-- I knew Glancy's name but I'm not sure I'd read her work, and I'm a little ignorant on American Indian writers aside from Louise Erdritch and Sherman Alexie. So if I latch onto things here that don't really distinguish Glancy, I apologize.

What I did like was the formal i
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(Helen) Diane Glancy is a Cherokee poet, author and playwright.

Glancy was born in 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Arts (English literature) from the University of Missouri in 1964, then later continued her education at the University of Central Oklahoma, earning her a Masters degree in English in 1983. In 1988, she received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of
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