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The Summer Of Black Widows By Sherman Alexie

A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Sherman Alexie was born in 1966 on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He is the author of numerous books of poetry and fiction as well as the screenplay for the 1999 film Smoke Signals.

On this extended web edition of The Poets Weave, I'm reading poems from The Summer of Black Widows by Sherman Alexie, published in 1996 by Hanging Loose Press. Poems include "Reading Harvey Shapiro's Poetry While Standing in Line to See Tom Hanks in Apollo 13, "After the First Lightning, "The First and Last Ghost Dance of Lester Falls Apart," and "The Summer of Black Widows."

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