To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Authors Guild Directory A compendium of member websites. How do we acknowledge that all things are connected and destruction of or disconnection with any one part harms all of the others? Mar 18, Claudia rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 14, Bonnie Randall rated it it was amazing Shelves:
Refresh and try again. The dwellings in this prose-poem are all the sacred places where humans meet others dwelling in this space. I think that I would have enjoyed it more if the essays were more concise. Most of us are taught, somehow, about giving and accepting human gifts, but not about opening ourselves and our bodies to welcome the sun, the land, the visions of sky and dreaming, not about standing in the rain ecastatic with what is offered. Her concentration is on environmental themes.
Once, in the redwood forest, I heard a beat, something like a drum or a heart coming from the ground and trees and wind. One does not have to be Native American to appreciate and try to understand the living world around them, and her tone may strike a note of dissonance for some.
Her father is uogan Chickasaw from a recognized historical family and Linda’s uncle, Wesley Henderson, helped form the White Buffalo Council in Denver during the s.
Dwellings – Linda Hogan
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So many of the images she conveys stir me on a very deep level: A Spiritual History discussion. A fiend, awed at the thought of working with eagles, said, ‘Imagine knowing an eagle. She makes up for this vagueness in intensity and imaginative power; true to her philosophy and profession, Hogan meets the organic demands of poetry in her first book of essays.
There are some strange and lasting images. One of the most wonderful books I have ever read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. At times her essays have the emotional tenor of prose poems: Whichever road Dellings follow, I walk in the land of many gods, and they love and eat one another.
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Hogan frequently reflects on the Earth and its inhabitants, easay time almost lashing out at what she perceives as humanity devastating the world. Click here to order this book.
He is already feeling, hearing, knowing what else is there, that which is around us daily, but too often unacknowledged, a larger life than our own. Following several semesters at the University of Wisconsin, which initiated his life long-study of geology and botany, Muir went to Canada to avoid the Civil War draft.
Open Preview See a Problem? These essays trace the shape of belief and the tangled intellectual history of what we believe makes us human. I think of the people who came before me and how they knew the placement of the stars in the sky, watching the moving sun long and hard enough to witness how a certain angle of light touched a stone only once a year.
Lowak Shoppala Fire and Light. The prose resonates something inside you that might have laid dormant since you were a child. Chickasaw poet Linda Hogan ponders these questions in her work Dwellings: Rounding the Human Corners. They are all good.
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Published September 17th by Wdellings Books first published It’s important to be mindful, Hogan is telling us, to live mindfully, to respect all life, as we are connected to them as they are to us. I am watching the sky. A Spiritual History of the Living World. His inventions won him initial recognition and employment as a mechanic. So here, not only are we humans and animals alive; the mountains, the trees, the water are also alive, and contain memory of everything that has ever touched it.
I feel changed by it in ways that are still unfolding.