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Ancient Acid Flashes Back: Poems

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Ancient Acid Flashes Back is the true story of one who was there—--and remembers--—through the cloying marijuana haze, around the jagged edges of L.A. cross tops and crystal cranks, on wild windowpane trips, in the sweetness and sweat of tangled young bodies, in the stench of stale vomit and fresh garbage, in the raucous laughter of desperation and fear. In this remarkable ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by University of Nevada Press
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secondwomn
May 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, poetry
i liked a great many parts of this collection, but in places the weight of the author remembering gets in the way of the content (poetically and narratively) in ways that didn't draw me further in.
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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