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Simon J. Ortiz

Simon J. Ortiz

Ortiz, Simon J.
Title: Simon J. Ortiz
Reading Date: Wednesday, February 26, 1975

Introduction-1911

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by Bob Longoni

Prologue to Going for the Rain-1912

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"The Creation, According to Coyote"-1913

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Forming Child"-1914

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Four Poems for a Child Son"-1915

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Four Poems for a Child Son" (continued)-1916

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"To Insure Survival"-1917

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Language"-1918

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Time and Motion and Space"-1919

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"The Poet"-1920

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"My Father's Song"-1921

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Poem for Jody About Leaving"-1922

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Arrival in Sudden Seaside Fog This Morning"-1923

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Many Farms Notes"-1924

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"21 August '71 Indian"-1925

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Small Things Today"-1926

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Busride Conversation"-1927

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Portrait of a Poet with a Console TV in Hand"-1928

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Surprise"-1929

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Without You"-1930

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"The Poems I Have Lost"-1931

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"A Patience Poem for the Child That is Me"-1932

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"The Wisconsin Horse"-1933

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"A Barroom Fragment"-1934

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Four Years Ago"-1935

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Horizons and Rains"-1936

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Washyuma Motor Hotel"-1937

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"I Told You I Like Indians"-1938

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"To and Fro"-1939

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Fragment"-1940

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Notes on the Steps of the San Diego Bus Depot"-1941

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"East of San Diego"-1942

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Crow"-1943

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Bend in the River"-1944

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Fourth: The Rain Falls"-1945

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Section title.


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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"For Nanao"-1946

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"The Boy and Coyote"-1947

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

From "Four Dheetsiyama Poems"-1948

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Two Acoma Pictures"-1949

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Two Acoma Pictures" (continued)-1950

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"I Know That Feeling"-1951

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Unpublished, uncollected.

"Telling a Friend"-1952

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Unpublished, uncollected.

"Curly Mustache, 101-Year-Old Navajo Man"-1953

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Introduced as "Curly Mustache, 100-Years-Old Navajo Man"


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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

"Why do you write? Who do you write for?"-1954

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From the preface to A Good Journey.


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Ortiz, Simon J. A Good Journey. Tucson: Sun Tracks/The University of Arizona Press, 1977.

"Like myself, the source of these narratives is my home"-1955

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Ortiz, Simon J. A Good Journey. Tucson: Sun Tracks/The University of Arizona Press, 1977.

"Like myself, the source of these narratives is my home" (continued)-1956

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Ortiz, Simon J. A Good Journey. Tucson: Sun Tracks/The University of Arizona Press, 1977.

"And another one"-1957

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Ortiz, Simon J. A Good Journey. Tucson: Sun Tracks/The University of Arizona Press, 1977.

"Time to Kill in Gallup"-1958

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Ortiz, Simon J. A Good Journey. Tucson: Sun Tracks/The University of Arizona Press, 1977.

"It Doesn't End, Of Course"-1959

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Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

Reading Date: Wednesday, February 26, 1975
Series: Spring Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): Modern Languages Auditorium

Simon J. Ortiz reads from the manuscripts of two books that would be published in 1976 and 1977. This expansive, flowing performance includes a generous selection of work from all sections of Going for the Rain.

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