In Jewed ‘I-Hoi/Earth Movements,MacArthur award-winning poet, linguist and language preservationist Ofelia Zepeda narrates eleven poems and an introductory talk in English and her native Tohono O’odham. This billingual audio CD comes with a chapbook, hand sewn into letterpress printed covers and packaged in a red clay-colored folder with cloth ribbon. Zepeda’s poems explore the poignant differences between her parents’ lives and her own life as a contemporary O’odham. Hearing her gentle voice embrace the old O’odham words is a unique and profound pleasure.
Excerpt from Earth Movements:“Riding the Earth”
She said she felt the earth move again.
I never knew whether she meant she felt a tremor
or whether it was the rotation of the earth.
I like to think she felt the rotation, because
anyone can feel a tremor.
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