Author Archives: duane poncy

Indigenousness

Writing Native America

As preparation for a presentation at the Eastern Oregon Word Roundup at Pendleton in late October, I am writing a series of essays about “Writing Native America” dealing with indigenousness, identity, and literary authenticity, the latter from the perspective of a publisher.

As those who have followed my earlier essays may know, my personal approach is strongly informed my the idea of “Creolism” as put forward by the Martinique philosopher, Edouard Glissant, as well as my own metis identity. I am hoping these articles will become a source of information for authors, especially those who might consider submitting works to our press. This first article consists of a slightly revised version on an essay I wrote several years ago, entitled “On Becoming Indigenous.”

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Critical Look: the Reaction to the DOJ Antitrust Suit

Just a few months ago, it seems, progressive small publishers were gnashing their teeth at the Big Six monopoly and the near-impossibility of lesser-known authors getting space on shelves increasingly taken over by big blockbusters. Does anyone else remember those days? It seems not. Today the grousing is about something entirely different–there is nearly unanimous […] Continue reading

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The Whites of the Eyes: why webfiction and live events are flourishing together by doing precisely the same thing | 1889 Labs

The Whites of the Eyes: why webfiction and live events are flourishing together by doing precisely the same thing | 1889 Labs. This is an interesting article about a group of writers/publishers who are engaging with communities. Continue reading

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