The Book of Medicines

Poems by Linda Hogan

“Linda Hogan’s poetry has always been a medicine of sort . . . These poems in particular cross over to speak for us in the shining world. They bring back words for healing, the distilled truth of all theses stories that are killing us with tears and laughter.” —Joy Harjo

June 1993
6 x 9 | 96 pages
Paperback Original

ISBN: 978-1-56689-010-6.

$15.00

Description

Combining the rich imagery of her Indian heritage with the wisdom of Native female spirituality, Linda Hogan’s new collection of stunningly beautiful poems is a tonic for modern times.

Awards

1994 Colorado Book Award for Poetry Winner

1994 Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship Winner

1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry Finalist

1994 The Bloomsbury Review Editor’s List of the Best 15 Books in 15 Years

1994 Rocky Mountain News Best Books of the Year

Reviews

“Linda Hogan’s poetry has always been a medicine of sort . . . These poems in particular cross over to speak for us in the shining world. They bring back words for healing, the distilled truth of all theses stories that are killing us with tears and laughter.” —Joy Harjo

“Linda Hogan’s vision is breathtaking: the embryonic fingers of a fetal whale, the imperial walk of a raven, the torn-cloth dresses of her Chickasaw ancestors, are distilled in these pages into a critique of human survival. The Book of Medicines feels like a gift from the earth’s entire past to the present moment.” —Barbara Kingsolver

“Hogan’s poetry is spare, elemental and direct, with a tremendous evocative force of imagery . . . Hogan has come into her own as an artist.” —Publishers Weekly