Nisnol Siboal/ Two Rivers: Poems in English and Abenaki. Joseph Bruchac, Jesse Bruchac.
Nisnol Siboal/ Two Rivers: Poems in English and Abenaki
Nisnol Siboal/ Two Rivers: Poems in English and Abenaki
Nisnol Siboal/ Two Rivers: Poems in English and Abenaki

Nisnol Siboal/ Two Rivers: Poems in English and Abenaki

ISBN: 9781257430680
Greenfield Center, NY: Bowman Books, 2011. First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Joseph Bruchac to Thomas Rain Crowe, also signed by Jesse Bruchac. "TWO RIVERS is a collaboration that reflects not only our two generations of father and son, but also the flow of language from two different yet deeply connected cultures. The relationship between the European newcomers to the northeast and the Algonquin-speaking first peoples began at least five centuries ago." (back cover) A collection of poems by Joseph Bruchac, the acclaimed & prolific part-Native American poet, troubadour & musician; in collaboration with his son Jesse, also an accomplished musician-storyteller. The poems are presented in phoneticized Native American Abenaki language & in English on opposite pages. Preceded by an introduction, "Two Rivers Flowing Through One Land," (also quoted above from back cover) by the Bruchacs; followed by their biographies. On the title page, Joseph Bruchac has hand-written & signed in bold black ink: "For Thomas,/ Olipamkaani nidaba,/ Travel well,/ my friend./ Olakamigenoka-/ Make Peace,/ (signed) Joe Bruchac." We believe the English words in this inscription are translations of the Abenaki-language words above them. Below Joseph's signature & graphic of a cloth, Jesse Bruchac has hand-written his signature. "Thomas" is Thomas Rain Crowe, the noted poet & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting From San Francisco, Item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). Among Crowe's many interests & areas of expertise are Native American languages & cultures, amidst which he was born & raised in rural North Carolina, to which he has long-returned. Trade-format softcover original, first edition. An essential Bruchac collectible with significant poets-to-poet association & provenance. In very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing to glossy front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; small area of light sticker-removal residue(?) just below & very slightly overlapping with letter "b" in Abenaki-language title on front cover; light rubbing at rightmost area & corner of lower text block edge. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps, creases at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4029]

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