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October 1990
Arizona Historical Foundation

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Circle of Motion

Arizona Anthology of Contemporary American Indian Literature
Edited by: 
Kathleen Mullen Sands

An Arizona anthology of contemporary American Indian Literature.

Includes essays by Barbara Antone, Dan Crank, Valerie Jackson, Marlinda Kaulaity and Mercy Molina-Whillock.

Short stories by Joseph Bruchac, Leonard G. Butler, Jack D. Forbes, Dorothy George, Virgil Link, Irvin Morris, Robert Perea, Mary Tallmountain and Cynthia Wilson.

Poetry by Avis Archambault, Peter Blue Cloud, Jim Barnes, Joseph Bruchac, Marvin Cling, Benjamin Cooley, Dan Crank, Jefferson Curtis, Ray Begaye, Raven Hail, Joy Harjo, Lance Henson, Joan Torralba, Genevieve Jackson, Geri Keams, Maurice Kenny, Michael Kabotie, Adrian Louis, Tyra Nakai, Ralph Salisbury, Gabriella Sanchez, R. T. Smith, Mary Tallmountain, Phyllis Wolf and Mike Medicine Horse Zillioux.


Kathleen "Kay" Mullen Sands was professor of English at ASU from 1977–2003. Sands passed away in 2018.

Praise for this book

"Kay Sands and her assistants, Allison Sekaquaptewa Lewis and Cynthia Wilson, have done a superb job of gathering new writing that represents the mobility and the diversity of contemporary Indian experience in Arizona."

Larry Evers
Studies in American Indian Literatures