Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Where Clouds are Formed by Ofelia Zepeda

Ofelia Zepeda is a Native American poet who possesses a kind of double vision. She sees the contemporary world through her own highly observant eyes and, at the same time, through the eyes of her Tohono Oodham ancestors. Seeing this way infuses her poetry with a resonance and depth that makes it a delight to read, nd re-read. Zepeda is as clear-eyed about the past as she is about the present. She recalls waiting for the school bus on a cold morning inside her father's truck, listening to the sounds of the engine, the windshield wipers, and the 'soft rain on the hood.? She remembers celebrating Mass on the ?cold dirt floor of the Winter Solstice.? In the present, she sees both the frustration and the humor in a woman she observes trying to eat pancakes with one hand while her other resides in a cast: Watching her, I realize eating pancakes is a two-handed job.? Whatever she sees, she filters through her second set of eyes, which keep the past always present. She tells of traveling to Waw Giwulig, the most sacred mountain of the Tohono Oodham, to ask for blessings, nd forgiveness. She writes that one should always bring music to the mountains, 'so they are generous with the summer rains.? And, still, the scent of burning wood / holds the strongest memory. / Mesquite, cedar, pinon, juniper, .../ we catch the scent of burning wood; / we are brought home.? It is a joy to see the world afresh through her eyes.

Buy Where Clouds are Formed by Ofelia Zepeda from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780816527793
ISBN-10: 0816527792
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 150mm x 8mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: University of Arizona Press
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Where Clouds are Formed by Ofelia Zepeda

Book Reviews - Where Clouds are Formed by Ofelia Zepeda

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Where Clouds are Formed book by Ofelia Zepeda and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Ofelia Zepeda

Home by Ofelia Zepeda
Paperback, May 2005
$60.75