University of Arizona Press, 1997. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Item #289523
228 pages. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Covers lightly wavy. Signed by the author on the title page.
Now it is My Turn to Stand. At Acoma Pueblo meetings, members rise and announce their intention to speak. In that moment they are recognized and heard. In Speaking for the Generations, Acoma Pueblo poet Simon Ortiz brings together contemporary Native American writers to take their turn. Each offers an evocation of herself or himself, describing the personal, social, and cultural influences on her or his development as a writer. Although each writer's viewpoint is personal and unique, together they reflect the rich tapestry of today's Native literature.