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Kenny, Maurice 1929-2016

Overview
Works: 87 works in 187 publications in 1 language and 6,804 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Literature  Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Folklore  Historical poetry  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Creator, Signer
Classifications: PS3561.E49, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Maurice Kenny
Tortured skins, and other fictions by Maurice Kenny( )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of short fiction from Mohawk writer Maurice Kenny pushes us to explore truth or what we may perceive as truth, showing us different truths: truth of character, natural truth, everyday truth. Tortured Skins and Other Fictions, fourteen in number, form a cohesive study of characters and the anxiety provoking landscapes they inhabit―seemingly idyllic settings are inverted, becoming corrupt backdrops for slaughter and destruction―a broad metaphor for the relationships between the natives of this continent and its later colonizers. The bear, as a trickster figure, resurfaces in various guises, various "'skins," throughout the pieces, confronting oblivious characters with their relationships to their worlds. These stories reflect today's world, merging its preoccupations of pop culture and paranormal occurrences. with the long oral tradition motif of animals existing as teachers with sometimes dubious methods―the X-Files colliding with contemporary Native American fiction."--Amazon.com
New voices from the longhouse : an anthology of contemporary Iroquois writing( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Poetry. Native American Studies. Contributing poets are David Back, Salli Benedict, Peter Blue Cloud/Aroniawenrate, Francis Boots/Ateronhiatakon, Duwayne Leslie Bowen, Beth Brant, Pam Colorado, Katsi Cook, Melanie M. Ellis, Ray Fadden/Tehanetorens, Stephen Fadden, Germaine General-Myke, Richard Hill, Tom Huff, Alex Jacobs/Karoniaktatie, Maurice Kenny, Bruce King, Willian T. Laughing/Atonwa, Oren Lyons, David McDonald, John Mohawk, Audrey Shenandoah, Carol Snow, Debra E. Stalk, Amber Coverdale Sumrall, Tahnahga, Daniel Thompson/Rokwaho, Gail Tremblay, Roberta Hill Whiteman, and Ted C. Williams
Tekonwatonti, Molly Brant, 1735-1795 : poems of war by Maurice Kenny( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tekonwatonti/Molly Brant was the sister of famed warrior Chief Joseph Brant and wife of legendary Sir William Johnson. In a remarkable sequence of voices that span centuries, Kenny eloquently addresses the power of belief and the importance of memory, and grants Molly her rightful place as one of the most powerful figures in Native American history."--Amazon.com
Wounds beneath the flesh( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between two rivers : selected poems, 1956-1984 by Maurice Kenny( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the time of the present : new poems by Maurice Kenny( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experienced poet who has charmed and challenged his Native and non-Native audiences for several decades, Kenny ... offers us poems completing the circle, sketching the haunting intersections between all ... subjects. --Kimberly Blaeser
Stories for a winter's night : short fiction by Native Americans( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories by thirty-five Native American authors ranging from those who have achieved mainstream success to young writers just starting out
Carving hawk : new & selected poems, 1953-2000 by Maurice Kenny( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rain, and other fictions : stories by Maurice Kenny( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backward to forward : prose pieces by Maurice Kenny( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Book Award winner Maurice Kenny has long been a major voice in Native American literature. In this collection, he writes of such little-known and controversial issues as the gay tradition in Native American history and looks at how his Mohawk background has impacted on his own writing.--Publisher description
The mama poems by Maurice Kenny( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects more than thirty poems about family by Mohawk poet Maurice Kenny
Connotations : poems by Maurice Kenny( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This bold new collection by acclaimed Mohawk writer Maurice Kenny explores the interrelationship of life and art. The first section, "Lines on Canvas," looks at the work of famous artists, many of whom were homosexual, as reflections of their personal lives. Their art reveals the bitterness and agony of having to live secret lives, but it also reveals joy and beauty. The final poem in this section, a brilliant imagining of a conversation between the poet, the painter Camille Pissarro, and the island boy in a sketch by Pissarro, brings the flavor of the Caribbean islands vividly to life in an exquisite marriage of words and art. "Lines on Paper," the second section, a companion piece to Kenny's American Book Award-winning The Mama Poems, draws a portrait of the poet as a young man and his often difficult relationship with a father whose womanizing left a permanent scar on the poet's life. We see in these poems the love/hate relationship he had with a father who took him hunting and fishing and came to retrieve him and take him back home when he ran into difficulties, yet also treated his mother unkindly and showed little faith in his son's ability to have a successful life. It's through the art of writing that the poet is able to meld his father's two identities into a touching portrait of an ordinary man."--Jacket
Dancing back strong the nation : poems by Maurice Kenny( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is summer this bear by Maurice Kenny( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North : poems of home by Maurice Kenny( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackrobe : Isaac Jogues, b. March 11, 1604, d. October 18, 1646 : poems by Maurice Kenny( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greyhounding this America : poems and dialog by Maurice Kenny( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The smell of slaughter by Maurice Kenny( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kneading the blood by Maurice Kenny( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only as far as Brooklyn by Maurice Kenny( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Tekonwatonti, Molly Brant, 1735-1795 : poems of war
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Tekonwatonti, Molly Brant, 1735-1795 : poems of warWounds beneath the fleshBetween two rivers : selected poems, 1956-1984In the time of the present : new poemsStories for a winter's night : short fiction by Native AmericansCarving hawk : new & selected poems, 1953-2000Rain, and other fictions : storiesBackward to forward : prose pieces
Alternative Names
Kenny, Maurice Francis 1929-

Kenny, Maurice Francis 1929-2016

Kenny, Maurice Frank.

Maurice Kenny American writer

Maurice Kenny Amerikaans dichter (1929-2016)

Maurice Kenny écrivain américain

Maurice Kenny escriptor estatunidenc

Maurice Kenny escritor estadounidense

Морис Кенни американский писатель

Languages
English (110)