Summary (Magill's Survey of American Literature, Revised Edition)
Leslie Marmon Silko’s commitment to shared husbandry of the land of the Southwest is perhaps nowhere better and more simply articulated than in this privately published, limited edition collection of prose poems and photography. Silko incorporates her family traditions in photography to create a multimedia text. The black-and-white pictorial images of water, clouds, mountains, rocks, reptiles, and flora nicely accompany the written text, which shows Silko’s understanding of the importance of water in terms of sustenance, ecological balance, and religious practice.
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