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For the White poets who would be Indian Summary
Wendy Rose

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For the White poets who would be Indian Summary

Introduction

Often, when poets create work that is inspired primarily by anger toward an individual or a group of people, the poem turns out "preachy" or too emotional. Wendy Rose's poem "For the White poets who would be Indian," first published in Lost Copper (1980), is based on her feelings of indignation toward non-Native American writers who claim they can understand how it feels to be Indian and that they can create work truly from an Indian perspective. Rose's contention is that this cannot be done. She does not call out any "White poets" in particular in this poem, but she does offer descriptive insight into the way they go about their work and the possible reasons that these poets choose to adopt another culture as their own—at least in their poetry. Because Rose is able to present her beliefs in graphic, illuminating language (as opposed to an overly emotional...

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