Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “After and Before the Lightning” as Want to Read:
After and Before the Lightning
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

After and Before the Lightning

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  1 review
Highway 18 between Mission and Okreek, South Dakota, is a stretch of no more than eighteen miles, but late at night or in a blizzard it seems endless. "It feels like being somewhere between South Dakota and 'there,'" says Simon Ortiz, "perhaps at the farthest reaches of the galaxy." Acoma Pueblo poet Ortiz spent a winter in South Dakota, teaching at Sinte Gleska College on ...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by University of Arizona Press (first published 1994)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about After and Before the Lightning, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about After and Before the Lightning

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 58)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Heather Cox
As a teenager, I had this obsession with understanding Native American and Sioux People's histories more than anything. Maybe it's b/c my parents spent time teaching on a Native American Rezervation when they were younger... who knows? But my passion was so intense, that my highschool English teacher took me aside and told me about this book, just b/c she knew I would really appreciate it. And that I did. This book really takes you to what Winter on Pine Ridge Rezervation is like. Seriously, hav ...more
Kristen Suagee-beauduy
Kristen Suagee-beauduy marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2014
Betty
Betty marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2014
❁ Yve ❁
❁ Yve ❁ marked it as to-read
Jun 25, 2014
Kari Haahr
Kari Haahr marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2014
Kyle
Kyle marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2014
Jessica Robinson
Jessica Robinson marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2014
Sian Jones
Sian Jones marked it as to-read
Nov 24, 2013
LindaK
LindaK marked it as to-read
Nov 18, 2013
Kyla
Kyla added it
Oct 22, 2013
Joann
Joann marked it as to-read
Oct 05, 2013
Cheryl
Cheryl marked it as to-read
May 12, 2013
Kate
Kate marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2013
Cort
Cort is currently reading it
Nov 23, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
from Sand Creek Woven Stone Speaking for the Generations: Native Writers on Writing Out There Somewhere The People Shall Continue

Share This Book