This makes too much sense... too much OVER THE TOP marketing and 1 million new books a year - this has obviously tanked our author's book sales.
And you know what? We here at Blue Indians will continue, as we have since 2011... we will NOT stop.
I have a short book out now. And plan more. Trace
THIS is the most important commentary on publishing I have EVER read.↓
A Writer’s Choice to Be Borderline InvisibleSmall presses and editions remind us that that we’re free to stay below the radar in an age of self-promotion. John Yau “Hell0 Please Remove Shoes” (all images courtesy Margaret Galey)Cid Corman started the magazine Origin
in 1951. With a few interruptions, he continued to publish it until
1984, often while he was living outside of the United States, in Matera,
Italy, and Kyoto, Japan. As far as I know, Corman, who believed there
were only 300 people who read poetry, did not increase the size of the
edition as the years passed. Many of his own books were printed in
Charles Grolla's Ojibwe name is Ogimaagiizhig (Boss of the Sky) and he is of
the Adik (Caribou) clan or totem. He is an enrolled member of the Bois
Forte reservation in Minnesota and was raised mainly on the Red Lake
reservation in Minnesota. While growing up in the Bikwaakwaang (West End)
area of the Red Lake reservation, Charles became a contending player of Ojibwe
style moccasin game before the age of 14. Charles graduated from Red Lake
High School and completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice
with a minor in Ojibwe Language at Bemidji State University. Retiring after
17 years of service from the Red Lake Police Department, first as a police
officer then as a conservation officer, he started a new career and is
currently a teacher at Cass Lake – Bena High School where he teaches Ojibwe
language, culture, and moccasin game.
Charles is a lifetime hunter, trapper, fisherman, and moccasin game player.
As a child, besides moccasin game, growing up his favor…
John Christian Hopkins, a member of the Rhode Island Narragansett Indian Tribe, is a descendant of King Ninigret, patriarch of the tribe’s last hereditary royal family. Hopkins is a career journalist who has worked at newspapers across the U.S. and has been a nationally syndicated columnist for Gannett News Service. He and his wife Sararesa live on her Navajo reservation in Arizona.
Since it's 02019 - we are reopening as Blue Indians Books, aka Blue Indians Collective.
Now WE NEED A LOGO!
Yup, the best writers in Indian Country are back.
Or perhaps they never left?
🔺!STAY TUNED 🔺!
Trace (aka Blue Indians Editor)
WHY? Our favorite poet-author JOHN TRUDELL (1946-2015) "I called the album Blue
Indians because there is a kind of spiritual and
cultural genocide perpetrated on everyone that is poor in this country,”
Trudell said. “The advance of technology has put all of us on a kind of
reservation. These are the people who can’t educate their children, or
afford health care. They’ve been robbed of life, which is what happened to
Native people, so in that context, we’re all Indians.” [About six months after the deaths of his family, John Trudell started
writing poetry. He described his work, "They're called poems, but in
reality they're lines given to me to hang on to."]
HER LATEST BOOK: Mental
Midgets | Musqonocihte This TWIN book is a collection of factoids, thoughts,
quips, code, quotes, photos, thought bombs, creative non-fiction, Native
American history and prose. And it’s short. Musqonichte translates Blue Sky. ISBN: 9781731074010 First Edition
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