The title, Yellow Medicine Review, incorporates the name of a river in Southwest Minnesota. According to the YMR website, "The Dakota came together at the river to dig the yellow root of a special plant that was used for medicinal purposes, for healing. Such is the spirit of Yellow Medicine Review."
The website notes that "Yellow Medicine Review opens a new pathway for scholarly and creative expression. New paths lead to new places, into the territory where emerging voices and visions are beginning to take their places among already established indigenous writers, artists and scholars."
YMR encourages submissions from indigenous perspectives in the area of fiction, poetry, scholarly essays, and art. The journal defines indigenous universally as representative of all pre-colonial peoples and is published twice yearly. The Spring 2011 issue is now available.
See the website for details, to order single copies, and for subscription information.
You may also order current and past issues via Yellow Medicine Review's Storefront at Amazon.com.
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