RIDING THE EARTHBOY 40. Poems. James Welch.


New York: World Publishing, (1971). First edition. Hardcover. Author's first book and the only volume of poetry written by acclaimed Native American novelist James Welch. 46 poems in 4 categories. The title of the book refers to the forty acres of Montana land Welch's father once leased from a Blackfeet family called Earthboy. This land and its surroundings shaped the writer's worldview as a youth, its rawness resonates in the vitality of his elegant poetry, and his verse shows a great awareness of a moment in time, of a place in nature, and of the human being in context. Deeply evoking the specific Native American experience in Montana, Welch's poems nonetheless speak profoundly to all readers. Author photograph by Lee Nye (on back panel of the jacket). 54 pages. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Item #14439

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