Engl215 Visual Poem Collaboration (Maryann Kuriakose and Joyce Santiago)
August 23, 2009 § 1 Comment
This is the visual poem that Maryann and I worked on. We chose a poem by Sherman Alexie called "Charlie the Cook". The image we chose looks pretty gory, but we thought it was appropriate. Although we’ve read so many poems about American Indians and their suffering, it still seems like there hasn’t been a clear image of what exactly was done to Native Americans when settlers came to the Americas. Yes, we all know that the European settlers were extremely violent and demeaning to the Native Americans. We know that there were wars between the two parties and blood was shed, but this picture shows how much blood the American Indians sacrificed. We thought that it would be better to accentuate the American Indians and the fire and the child hanging upside down as a French soldier held on to his ankle. This might seem really inappropriate but this is only an example of the torture they went through.