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Author: ALEXIE, SHERMAN
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Alexie, Sherman    Poet's Biography
31 poems available by this author


AMERICAN CHAIRS       
First Line: In this country, we build the chair
Subject(s): Chairs; God


AT NAVAJO MONUMENT VALLEY TRIBAL SCHOOL    Poem Text    
First Line: The football field rises
Last Line: Wild horses, wild horses, wild horses
Subject(s): Americans; Education; Schools; United States; Students; America


CRAZY HORSE DREAMS (1)       
First Line: She tried to stand close to him at the fry bread stand, but he moved from open
Subject(s): Crazy Horse (Oglala Sioux Chief)


CRAZY HORSE DREAMS (2)       
First Line: When the checks came in, seymour and I
Subject(s): Crazy Horse (Oglala Sioux Chief)


CRAZY HORSE SPEAKS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: I discovered the evidence
Last Line: He forgave me all my sins
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations; Custer, George Armstrong (1839-1876)


CRAZY HORSE SPEAKS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Little big horn / little big horn does not belong to me
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations; Custer, George Armstrong (1839-1876); Little Bighorn, Battle Of; Crazy Horse (Oglala Sioux Chief)


CRAZY HORSE SPEAKS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: I wear the color of my skin
Last Line: In this city where everyone / is afraid of horses?
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; Horses; Crazy Horse (Oglala Sioux Chief)


CRAZY HORSE SPEAKS: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: There are places I cannot leave
Last Line: The exact skin/ never the same home
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations; Sitting Bull (Hunkpapa Sioux Chief); Crazy Horse (Oglala Sioux Chief)


CRAZY HORSE SPEAKS: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the mirror
Last Line: It is the sound / of glass shattering
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations; Crazy Horse (Oglala Sioux Chief)


CRAZY HORSE SPEAKS: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: I hear the verdict
Last Line: Mortal and sinless
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations; Crazy Horse (Oglala Sioux Chief)


CRAZY HORSE SPEAKS: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: Whenever it all begins again
Last Line: I will be waiting
Subject(s): Etethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations; Crazy Horse (Oglala Sioux Chief)


DANGEROUS ASTRONOMY    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to walk outside and praise the stars,
Last Line: And thought I was more important than the stars
Subject(s): Science; Scientists


DEFENDING WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Basketball is like this for young indian boys, all arms and legs
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


GOOD HAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: Hey, indian boy, why (why!) did you slice off your braids?
Last Line: Hey, indian boy, why (why!) did you slice off your braids?
Subject(s): Hair; Native Amertican


GRIEF CALLS US TO THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: The eyes open to a blue telephone
Last Line: And haul us, prey and praying, into dust
Subject(s): Grief; Fathers; Death; Sorrow; Sadness; Dead, The


HORSES    Poem Text    
First Line: 1,000 ponies, the united states cavalry stole 1,000 ponies
Last Line: No horses I own / no horses
Subject(s): Animals; Cavalry; Cowboys; Horses; Native Americans - Reservations; Native Americans - Wars; Revenge


HOW TO WRITE THE GREAT AMERICAN INDIAN NOVEL    Poem Text    
First Line: All of the indians must have tragic features: tragic noses, eyes, and arms.
Last Line: All of the white people will be indians and all of the indians will be ghosts
Subject(s): Native Americans; Novels & Novelists; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


INSIDE DACHAU    Poem Text    
First Line: Having lied to our german hosts about our plan
Last Line: I have nothing new to say about death.
Subject(s): Dachau, Germany; Concentration Camps


MISDEMEANORS       
First Line: The old man tells me he's a tough ex-con but his wife, the waitress
Subject(s): Ex-convicts


PENANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I remember sun
Last Line: They can possibly hold
Subject(s): Sports


POSTCARDS TO COLUMBUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Beginning at the front door of the white house, travel west
Last Line: Of your television set? Can you hear the ghost of drums approasching?
Subject(s): Loss; Moving & Movers; Refugees; United States - Immigration & Emigtration


POWWOW POLAROID    Poem Text    
First Line: We were fancydancing, you see
Last Line: My uncle held his great belly in his hands, walked amoung the fancy dancers / forgiveness
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations


RED BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: Music. Then, more music. Does it matter what kind? Let's say it is bagpipes
Last Line: It;s just me and my blues
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers; Dancing & Dancers; Native Americans; Uncles


THE POWWOW AT THE END OF THE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: I am told by many of you that I must forgive and so I shall
Last Line: With my tribe during the powwow at the end of the world
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THINGS (FOR AN INDIAN) TO DO IN NEW YORK (CITY)    Poem Text    
First Line: Walk down the avenue of the americas
Last Line: She loves me, she loves me
Subject(s): New York City; Native Americans; Identity; Urban Life


TOURISTS: 1. JAMES DEAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Walks everywhere now. He's afraid of fast cars
Last Line: He wants them to finish the song
Subject(s): Dean, James (1931-1955)


TOURISTS: 2. JANIS JOPLIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sits by the jukebox in the powwow tavern
Last Line: Sings along off key
Subject(s): Joplin, Janis (1943-1970)


TOURISTS: 3. MARILYN MONROE    Poem Text    
First Line: Drives herself to the reservation. Tired and cold
Last Line: Finally, she is no more naked than anyone else
Subject(s): Monroe, Marilyn (1926-1962)


TRANSLATED FROM THE AMERICAN    Poem Text    
First Line: After all the drive-in theaters have closed
Last Line: I'll give them exa t directions
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations


VISION (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: No money for lunch so I rode an elevator to the top of the onb
Last Line: Extras, we're a; extras
Subject(s): Native Americans; Racism; Motion Pictures


WHY WE PLAY BASKETBALL    Poem Text    
First Line: In december, snow / covered the court
Last Line: We build small fires
Subject(s): Basketball; Native Americans