Sherman Alexie

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  • Rookie Jo Hays (1/13/2010 8:28:00 AM)

    Alexie poems are paintings and that is the largest compliment I can think of...

  • Rookie Sarah Kester (6/3/2009 2:29:00 PM)

    I love Sherman Alexie. He has the best wit and is so honest in everything he writes, but I do love his short stories and novels much more than his poems like 'The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight In Heaven.' He is great!

  • Rookie Bexxx 33 (2/24/2009 8:23:00 PM)

    This is probably one of the best poets i have read from ever. He has a style that i admire thoroughly. He is very straight forward. I hope to read more of his work in the future.

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Best Poem of Sherman Alexie


Buffalo Bill opens a pawn shop on the reservation
right across the border from the liquor store
and he stays open 24 hours a day,7 days a week

and the Indians come running in with jewelry
television sets, a VCR, a full-lenght beaded buckskin outfit
it took Inez Muse 12 years to finish. Buffalo Bill

takes everything the Indians have to offer, keeps it
all catalogues and filed in a storage room. The Indians
pawn their hands, saving the thumbs for last, they pawn

their skeletons, falling endlessly from the skin
and when the last Indian has pawned ...

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