Voices Journal Volume 2017: 1-2
Edited by Todd DeGarmo
Articles In This Volume
ALN8BAL8MO: A Native Voice: J. N. B. Hewitt: A Voice from the Sixth Nation
The author provides a portrait of John N.B. Hewitt, who helped to preserve Tuscarora language and oral traditions.
Book Review: A Jumpstart for Inspiration, A Salve for Troubled Times
Review essay of "The Poetry of Everyday Life" by Steve Zeitlin.
Book Review: Sad Characters of American Folk Songs
A book review of "Hear My Sad Story: The True Tales That Inspired Stagolee, John Henry, and Other Traditional American Folk Songs," by Richard Polenberg.
The author reflects on his cross-cultural Scottish and Sicilian family in text and paintings.
Downstate: People's City Report Card 2016
The 2016 "People's City Report Card," detailing both positive actions and threats to New York City places.
Foodways: Food as Family History
The author shares observations as a participant in a foodways presentation.
From the Waterfront: Looking Backwards
Long Island reidesnts share memories of storm and hurricanes.
From Trapper's Cabin to Festival Stage: The Evolution of an Adirondack Storyteller
Noted storyteller and pack basket maker, Bill Smith, grew up in an environment steeped in local oral tradition. He has become well known for his personal reminiscences, tall tales, poetry recitations, and ballads. This article chronicles his life and career on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Good Spirits: Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!
The author describes an encounter with a feline ghost.
Gouging Tradition: Musings on Fingernail Fiddle Making
An autobiographical treatise on the intersection of craft, tools, and music.
The Poetry of Everyday Life: Beneath the Visiting Moon - Poetry to Ease the Final Passage
In this essay, poetry becomes a solace for a dying man.
Upstate: Native Tongue: If Maps Could Talk
Indigenous place names throughout New York State.
You'll See Our Tracks: The Racquette River Dams Oral History Project
The Raquette River Dams Oral History Project documented the stories of people involved in or signifianctly affected by the construction of the hydroelectric dams and powerhouses along New York's Raquette River. The majority of the interviews were conducted with people who worked on the dams or powerhouses.
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