Again the Far Morning: New and Selected Poems
"The oral tradition of the American Indian is very important to me, and it has informed much of my writing. The poem, in the strict sense of the word, does not exist in that tradition, but song and story are indispensable and highly developed. Both are infused with poetic character. Moreover, the song in oral tradition is invested with a belief in the intrinsic power of language. That power is definitive, and it informs the best of poems. My Kiowa father sang and told stories to me from the Kiowa oral tradition from the time I was a young child. That tradition has been largely influential in the determination of my literary voice. My mother, who was predominately English, was a writer, and she gave me a deep love of, and respect for, the English language."--Preface.
University of New Mexico Press
2019 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | Poetry
Momaday , N. S. (2011). Again the Far Morning: New and Selected Poems. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press.