In his twelfth poetry collection, Adrian Louis slays Indian Country's centuries-old demons and confronts his own grief upon losing his wife to Alzheimers, revealing a writer at his peak and a poet unafraid to take chances. There is no room for misinterpretation; his diction is as clear-cut as a logged forest.
In "Archaeology," Louis writes about the Anglo invasion of Indian Country and its loss of Native traditions, language, and history. In "Savage Sunsets," he writes candidly about his wife's battle with Alzheimers and how the disease steals away their waning days together. As the sun sets on his wife's life and on Indian Country, Louis remains stalwart, a bold emissary who has lived to tell.