The Corn is My Pleasure

A traditional Mandan Native American Indian song

My closest friend, what is it you adore?
You told me in reply, “It is the corn
Of ancient name which pleases to my core.”

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I’mupa wa’teweoni’tasike-
Na eteka na mita tamiha o-
Take ate ptaha pana sohe

Jennifer Reeser

Jennifer Reeser

Jennifer Reeser’s seventh collection, Strong Feather, is forthcoming from Able Muse Press, the sequel to INDIGENOUS, which was awarded “Best Poetry Book of 2019” by Englewood Review of Books. Her translations have appeared in POETRY, Rattle, The Hudson Review, The Formalist, and others. She is a bi-racial writer of European-Native American ancestry. Her website may be viewed at www.jenniferreeser.com
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Jennifer Reeser’s seventh collection, Strong Feather, is forthcoming from Able Muse Press, the sequel to INDIGENOUS, which was awarded “Best Poetry Book of 2019” by Englewood Review of Books. Her translations have appeared in POETRY, Rattle, The Hudson Review, The Formalist, and others. She is a bi-racial writer of European-Native American ancestry. Her website may be viewed at www.jenniferreeser.com