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These poems are tributes to an entirely new tribe--the unsung mixed blood Indians of modern America.

About the Author

Erika T. Wurth is mixed blood (Apache, Chickasaw, Cherokee) and was born in Los Angeles. She grew up in Colorado between Idaho Springs and Evergreen, although she has lived different places off and on. Her work, both poetry and fiction, has appeared in Raven Chronicles, Fiction, Cedar Hill Review, AMCRJ, and SAIL. She teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University in Macomb. This is her first book.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: West End Press (November 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975348671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975348673
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,601,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Erika T. Wurth's novel, Crazyhorse's Girlfriend, will be published by Curbside Splendor in September of 2014. Her collection of poetry, Indian Trains, was published by West End Press. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Boulevard, Fiction, Pembroke, Florida Review, Stand, Cimarron Review, The Cape Rock, Southern California Review and Drunken Boat. She teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and she's been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She's Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Runion on July 30, 2011
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I cannot think of praise high enough for these poems. The specificity of sound creates a highly intimate vocal experience in the reading, particularly aloud. So many of these poems vary on the prose format, and they are lovely. Some absolute favorites are "YOU DIDN'T WANT A DOLLAR YOU WANTED ME" and "COLFAX RESERVATION BLUES". This book of poems was transformational for me, and I think that those reading it will agree.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Etzel Jr. on August 21, 2009
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While in Durango, Colorado I came across an amazing independent bookstore, Maria's Bookstore, where I picked up Indian Trains by Erika T. Wurth (Apache/Chicksaw/Cherokee). Her poetry has appeared in several literary magazines, as the poems from this collection appeared in Boulevard. Wurth's work is full of devastation with the chance of renewal, but is also filled with biting humor. In fact, her first poem is called "Grandma was a Beat Poet": "Grandmother / was an Indian beat / poet // her daddy worked on the railroad // yes that same railroad / that beat his city Indian heart to death." The confessional, yet surprising, tone continues throughout the work. There is a sense of urgency to tell her stories, the stories of family and of being Indian, as in "As a Ruby": "She was tiny, precise and beautiful as a ruby, my sister...she wanted it all, and deserved it, her wild arms reaching for everything, and coming home, empty as the tank of gas in her car, always almost breaking down, but making it home, just in time to catch that last Indian train out of town." Wurth's heartbreaking wishes come through, the wishes for American Indians, as in "Time to Dance": "I want our lives to be a fancydance, for every Indian to run straight into the imagination without stopping for a drink first." Another of Wurth's strengths is how she portrays and works out of the idea of "place." Her poems are mile-makers of the places she's lived and left, like in "Colfax Reservation Television": "In this city / love comes cheap / and in a bag." Her poems follow the motions of moving, in and out of Durango, in and out of hopes and dreams: "Walking home in Durango, a prayer in the middle of the night, waiting silently for the dawn.Read more ›
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