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Brant, Beth 1941-2015

Overview
Works: 31 works in 111 publications in 3 languages and 3,017 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Literature  Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS508.I5, 813.0108897
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Beth Brant
Talking leaves : contemporary Native American short stories by Craig Lesley( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient traditions and contemporary experiences of Native Americans are reflected in a collection of stories which includes contributions by established authors as well as new writers
A gathering of spirit : a collection by North American Indian women( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The single best source for experiencing the vibrancy and breadth of contemporary Indian women's writing"--Jacket
Mohawk trail by Beth Brant( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beth Brant, a gifted Native American writer, explores her several families -- families connected by blood, by gayness, and by their urban working-class lives."--Jacket
Food & spirits : stories by Beth Brant( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of these sensitive, engaging tales set in Canada explore the private tragedies and triumphs of Native Americans. The exception, "This Is History," offers a woman-focused account of the origins of Turtle Island (the Earth) in which Sky Woman (the moon) and her daughter/companion First Woman share the "naming" tasks central to creation tales. In "Wild Turkeys," a woman visiting her hometown is shaken when a chance encounter brings back vivid memories of an abusive relationship she fled. The title story tells of 80-year-old Elijah Powless, determined to see his twin granddaughters in the "big city." Armed only with innocent charm and a bag of homemade fry bread, he travels to Detroit, making friends and allies of all whom he meets. Several of Brant's (The Mohawk Trail) stories consider the need to come to terms with death: in "This Place," a medicine man whose "good medicine" ranges from butter tarts and old Hank Williams songs to a snakeskin and chanting helps a gay man afflicted with AIDS find the courage to "see death coming and run to meet it."
I'll sing 'til the day I die : conversations with Tyendinaga elders by Beth Brant( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Gathering of spirit : a collection of North American Indian women( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It comes down to this. I believe in each and every Indian woman whose words and pictures lie between the pages of this book. Some hands are comfortable with a typewriter, with a pen. Some hands have only just begun to touch paper and pencil without fear. Our hands are strong. We make baskets, life heavy machinery, bead earrings, soothe our lovers -- female or male -- hold our elders. We braid our hair. These hand fight back. We use our fists, our pens, our paints, our cameras. We drive the trucks to the demonstrations, we tie the sashes of our children, dancing for the first time in the circle of the drum. We weave the blankets. We keep us a culture. Our hands live and work in the present, while pulling on the past. It is impossible for us to not do both."--Google Books
Sweetgrass grows all around her( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This year's journal is inspired by a Mohawk woman named Teiohonstasen, meaning "Sweetgrass is All Around Her". Born in the early 1900's, she was highly regarded for her art work and her character within the Akwesasne community."-- Introduction
A gathering of spirit : North American Indian women's issue( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing as witness : essay and talk by Beth Brant( )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, Brant published another collection, Writing as Witness: Essay and Talk. The contents of this book include essays and writings that are based on (or were the basis of) speeches or lectures she has given. It is in this collection of writings that the themes, style, and issues most important to Brant are well represented. Several of the essays and "talks" from the book have been mentioned throughout this essay. Other writings in the book include the essay "Anodynes and Amulets. " Here, Brant discusses racism through the exploitation of Native American spirituality. The essay is a criticism of the "new-age" religion, which Brant suggests has stereotyped/idealized Native Americans, in addition to "borrowing" some Native spiritual aspects. Brant writes, "I long for a conclusion to the new-age religion, and in its place, a healthy respect for sovereignty and the culture that makes Nationhood. We do not object to non-Natives praying with us (if invited). We object to the theft of our prayers that have no psychic meaning to them. " In short, Writing as Witness: Essay and Talk captures the essence of Brant and her work."--from ://voices.cla.umn.edu/artistpages/brantBeth.php
In a vast dreaming( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives and creativity of Aboriginal women are reflected in their short stories, poetry, excerpts of plays, biographies, songs, and visual art work
Making a difference : Canadian multicultural literature( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turtle gal by Beth Brant( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A generous spirit : selected work by Beth Brant by Beth Brant( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Generous Spirit: Selected Work by Beth Brant collects the writing of Beth Brant, Mohawk lesbian poet, essayist, and activist. During her life, Brant’s work gave voice to an often unacknowledged Two-Spirit identity, and today, her words represent continued strength, growth, and connection in the face of deep suffering. A Generous Spirit is Brant’s portrait of survival and empathy at the intersection of Native American and lesbian experience. Edited by noted Native poet and scholar Janice Gould, A Generous Spirit recounts and enacts the continuance of her people and her sisters with distinct, organic voices and Brant’s characteristic warmth. Her work is a simultaneous cry of grief and celebration of human compassion and connection in its shared experience. Through storytelling, her characters wrest their own voices from years of silence and find communion with other souls."--
Intimate nature : the bond between women and animals by Linda Hogan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides insight into the unique relationship that exists between women and animals and includes contributions from Diane Ackerman, Annie Dillard, Jane Goodall, Temple Grandin, and Barbara Kingsolver
A gathering of spirit: a reading of North American Indian womens' writing by Beth Brant( Recording )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brant reads and discusses a selection of poetry written by Native American women
A Gathering of spirit( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food & spirits : stories by Beth Brant (Degonwadonti) by Beth Brant( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All my relations : an anthology of contemporary Canadian native fiction( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This landmark anthology, the only one of its kind, comprises short stories, a scene from a play, and excerpts from novels, by nineteen of the most talented Native American writers active in Canada today. The stories range from tales in the oral tradition that demand to be read aloud, to very contemporary literary exercises in which the characters are decidedly Native American but the style is typical of the larger society. The subjects range from surfing and seaside romance to community, boarding schools, life on the reserve, life in the city, and even science fiction"--Back cover
Plavanje proti toku by Beth Brant( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food & spirits : stories by Beth Brant( Recording )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A gathering of spirit : a collection by North American Indian women
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Food & spirits : storiesA Gathering of spirit : a collection of North American Indian womenWriting as witness : essay and talkIntimate nature : the bond between women and animalsAll my relations : an anthology of contemporary Canadian native fiction
Alternative Names
Beth Brant Canadees dichteres (1941-2015)

Beth Brant canadisk poet

Beth Brant kanadische Schriftstellerin

Beth Brant kanadisk poet

Beth Brant Mohawk poet

Beth Brant Native American poet

Brant, Beth

Brant, Beth, 1941-

Brant, Beth E. 1941-

Brant, Beth E. 1941-2015

Degonwadonti.

Degonwadonti 1941-

Degonwadonti 1941-2015

Degonwadonti, Beth

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