A poignant collection of stories and poems celebrating the joys and sorrows of everyday life. . . . Deeply entrenched in the author’s Navajo heritage, these stories and poems speak to women of all cultures.
A totally engrossing narrative. Her writing is honest and straightforward, and yet so beautiful, so deep, so moving.
These wise and perceptive ‘observations and experiences,’ as she calls them, cover a broad range of subjects: language and life and death, family and love and respect, and Navajo ways of finding beauty and harmony and even joy in a world that has too much misfortune in it.
Filled with rich natural images, her writing recites meaningful events that can guide a reader feeling lost in our confusing, hi-tech world. . . . A memorable book!
Tapahonso’s newest poetry collection, A Radiant Curve, confirms her place near the top of any list in American literature.
Tapahonso celebrates the everyday acts, rituals, and stories that draw people together across the years and across the distances of cultural dispersion.
These stories, simple on the surface, are enormous and resonant. . . . Luci Tapahonso writes the world into balance and harmony, she writes homesickness away.
The stories and poems of this book come from a place of long horizons and a huge sky. . . . Luci Tapahonso lovingly uses memory and story to put back the world with a faith in what is gone, but not lost.
A music that rises from deep roots.
Ms. Tapahonso speaks the observed and spiritual world into existence.
There is no real distinction between her long-lined, exploratory ‘poems’ and dense, metaphorically rich ‘essays.’ Both capture the voice of a storyteller steeped in traditional ways but fluent as well in contemporary expression….Tapahonso provides us with a true bridge to her culture and its spiritual insights.