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Combing the Snakes from His Hair

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The title, Combing the Snakes from His Hair, alludes to an Iroquois story of healing. Atatarho, the Onondaga leader, had a crooked body and a head covered with snakes. In order to achieve peace, Atatarho had to be healed: his mind straightened, his body straightened, the snakes combed from his hair. Similarly, during the writing of these poems, Stevens experienced a healing, a ...more
Paperback, 143 pages
Published March 31st 2002 by Michigan State University Press
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Being the nature & word nerd that I am... I love his use of botany to inform poetics! Plants as bodies mirroring our bodies and connection to the land. So good!
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One of my favorite poetry finds this year.
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Though I don't have the full text (only a few sections copied for a poetry course) I really enjoyed what I read so far! Definitely inspiring for the project related to this!
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