Milk Black Carbon (Pitt Poetry) (Paperback)

By Joan Naviyuk Kane

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822964513, 72pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

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Milk Black Carbon works against the narratives of dispossession and survival that mark the contemporary experience of many indigenous people, and Inuit in particular. In this collection, autobiographical details - motherhood, marriage, extended family and its geographical context in the rapidly changing arctic - negotiate arbitrary landscapes of our perplexing frontiers through fragmentation and interpretation of conventional lyric expectations.

About the Author

Joan Naviyuk Kane is the author of The Cormorant Hunter's Wife, Hyperboreal, and The Straits. Her awards include the Whiting Writer's Award, the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, the American Book Award, the Alaska Literary Award, and fellowships from the Rasmuson Foundation, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and the School for Advanced Research. Kane is a faculty mentor in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is Inupiaq, with family from King Island and Mary's Igloo, and lives in Anchorage, Alaska.