Brant, Beth

Beth Brant, 1941-2015, is a poet and essayist from Ontario, Canada. As a Mohawk woman, she also went by the names Degonwadonti and Kaieneke'hak. Her works center around lesbianism, domestic violence, and racial tensions for native representation.

Food & Spirits. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, 1991.
Testimony from the Faithful. 2003.
Mohawk Trail. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, 1985.

Anthologies Authored by Brant and in Which Brant Appears:
A Gathering of Spirit: A Collection by North American Women. Editor. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, 1988.
I'll Sing `til the Day I Die: Conversations with Tyendinaga Elders. Toronto: McGilligan Books, 1995.
Writing as Witness: Essay and Talk. Toronto: Women's Press, 1994.
Bruchac, Joseph, ed. New Voices from the Longhouse: An Anthology of Contemporary Iroquois Writing. Greenfield Center, NY: Greenfield Review Press, 1989.
Barrington, Judith, ed. An Intimate Wilderness: Lesbian Writers on Sexuality. Portland, OR: Eighth Mountain Press, 1991.
Bruchac, Joseph, ed. Songs from This Earth on Turtle's Back: Contemporary American Indian Poetry. Greenfield Center, NY: Greenfield Review Press, 1983.
Dykewords: An Anthology of Lesbian Writing. Ed. Lesbian Writing and Publishing Collective. Toronto: Women's Press, 1990.
Piercy, Marge, ed. Early Ripening: Poetry by Women. New York, Pandora Books, 1987.
Roscoe, Will, ed. Living the Spirit: A Gay American Indian Anthology. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.

Other Works:
"Grandmothers of a New World." Women of Power 16 (Spring 1990): 40-47.
"Giveaway: Native Lesbian Writers." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 18 (Summer 1993): 944-947.
"The Good Red Road." American Indian Culture and Research Journal 21.1 (1997): 193-206.

Critical Work about Brant:
Cullum, Linda E. Contemporary American Ethnic Poets: Lives, Works, Sources . Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004.
Frances, Anne Day. Lesbian and Gay Voices: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Literature for Children and Young Adults . Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000.
Kostić, Milena and Vesna Lopičić. "'I will not cease to be': voicing the alternative in Beth Brant's 'A Long Story.'" The Central European Journal of Canadian Studies , vol. 8 issue 1, 2012. Pages 23-30.
Sonneborn, Liz. A to Z of American Indian Women . Infobase Publishing, 2014.
Byron, Glennis and Andrew J. Sneddon. The Body and the Book: Writings on Poetry and Sexuality . Rodopi, 2008.
Womack, Craig S. Art as Performance, Story as Criticism . University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.

Reviews of Brant's Work:
Danielson, Linda L. "Reviewed Work: Mohawk Trail ." Studies in American Indian Literatures , Series 2, Vol. 5, No. 1. 1993. pp. 103-107.
Jakoski, Helen. "Beth Brant (Degonwadonti). Mohawk Trail ." Explorations of Sights and Sounds Journal, No. 2. 1989.
Johnson, Lisa N. "A Review of Food and Spirits .", GLBT Reviews from ALA's Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Round Table. 1991.
Justice, Daniel Heath. "Daniel Heath Justice recommends Writing as Witness by Beth Brant." Edited by Jane van Koeverden. (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), CBC Books, 2017.

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