Abigal Chabitnoy, Abigail Chabitnoy
Feb 2019 - Wesleyan University Press
Poetry that crafts a prismatic vision of Nativeness at the intersection of language, history, family, and identity In How to Dress a Fish, poet Abigail Chabitnoy, of Aleut descent, addresses the lives disrupted by US Indian boarding school policy. She pays particular attention to the life story of her great grandfather, Michael, who was taken from the Baptist Orphanage, Wood Island, Alaska, and sent to Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Incorporating extracts from Michael's...