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At the Hems of the Lowest Clouds: Meditations on Navajo Landscapes
Educated in the creative and enduring traditions of her Navajo kinspeople and at Harvard University, Gloria Emerson has a special interest in the field of American Indian aesthetics and in how landscape translates into art among native peoples. "I cannot help but observe my people moving from post-colonialism and tribalism into mainstream American ways. The sociological, h ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 28th 2003 by School for Advanced Research Press
(first published 2003)
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In this work Emerson offers visual and poetic interpretations of 10 places in the Navajo country that have spiritual associations. As Momaday writes in the introduction, Emerson's poems are more like meditations. Her details and love of her native culture invite the reader to go and explore her native land. I'm envious that my niece is able to know Gloria Emerson and personally learn from her.