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Ethnopoetics Resources

Below are some scholarly and creative publications worth consulting for those interested in deepening their knowledge of Ethnopoetics.

Anthologies and Poetry Collections

Dauenhauer, Nora Marks. Haa Shuka’ Our Ancestors.

Evers, Larry, and Felipe S. Molina. Yaqui Deer Songs/Maso Bwikam: A Native American Poetry. University of Arizona Press, 1987.

Rothenberg, Diane. Symposium of the Whole. First edition, University of California Press, 2016.

Rothenberg, Jerome. Shaking the Pumpkin: Traditional Poetry of the Indian North Americas. 3 edition, Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc., 2014.

Sabina, Maria. Maria Sabina: Selections. Edited by Jerome Rothenberg, First edition, University of California Press, 2003.

Tedlock, Dennis. Finding the Center: The Art of the Zuni Storyteller, Second Edition. 2nd ed. edition, University of Nebraska Press, 1999.

Select Scholarly Books

Bernstein, Charles. Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word.

Finnegan, Ruth H. Oral Poetry: Its Nature, Significance and Social Context. CUP Archive, 1979. Google Scholar,

Foley, John Miles. How to Read an Oral Poem. University of Illinois, 2002.

Hymes, Dell. Now I Know Only This Far: Essays in Ethnopoetics.

Jackson, Bruce. Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me: Narrative Poetry From Black Oral Tradition. Routledge, 2004.

Novak, Julia. Live Poetry: An Integrated Approach to Poetry in Performance.

Ong, Walter. Orality and Literacy.

Rothenberg, Jerome and Diane RothenbergSymposium of the Whole: A Range of Discourse Towards an Ethnopoetics.

Somers-Willett, Susan B. A. Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry : Race, Identity, and the Performance of Popular Verse in America. University of Michigan Press, 2009,

Tedlock, Dennis. The Spoken Word and the Work of Interpretation. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983. Project MUSE

Dauenhauer, Nora Marks. Haa Shuka’ Our Ancestors.

Turin, Mark, Claire Wheeler and Eleanor Wilkinson, eds. Oral Literature in the Digital Age: Archiving Orality and Connecting with Communities. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers.

Select Journals

Oral Tradition.

XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics. Ed Mark Nowak. 1997-2010. Online Archive

Select Scholarly Articles

MacArthur, Marit. Introducing simple open-source tools for performative speech analysis: Gentle and Drift. Clippings. Jacket2.

Sherwood, Kenneth. Elaborate Versionings: Characteristics of Emergent Performance in Three Print/Oral/Aural Poets. Oral Tradition, 21/1 (2006): 119-147 PDF

Tedlock, Dennis. “Learning to Listen: Oral History as Poetry.” Boundary 2, vol. 3, no. 3, 1975, pp. 707–728. JSTOR, Accessed 25 May 2021. (IUP Library logon required)

Tedlock, Dennis. “People Either Go Click: Splicings From a Talk with Dennis Tedlock.” Poetic Briefs Interview Issue (April 1994): 3-13. link



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