The Pale Indian

by Michael Laney



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/22/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781425187484

About the Book

“My Indian skin is pale / My Indian spirit broken.” With this verse the author sets the tone for the whole book. It is not a book of Native American poems, but rather the author’s attempt to make sense of an increasingly disconnected world. The Pale Indian represents the culmination of about four years of writing between 2004 and 2008. The author has laid bare his heart in this collection of poems. Themes in this book range from life, death, love, loneliness; to the mysticism of Native Americans and political satire. Wrapped with imagery these poems evoke a stark world of inner turmoil and self-realization. Sometimes it’s dark, sometimes it’s escapist, but it’s always genuine.

About the Author

M.C. Laney is from southern California. He believes that his writing speaks for itself and that he is neither important enough, nor self centered enough to have an author biography. He is content to live out his life in relative simplicity and obscurity, (but not poverty, please buy the book!). His writing must therefore serve as a biography of sorts.