Who is the author of the poem "Earth on Turtle's Back"?


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"Songs from this Earth on Turtle's Back: Contemporary American Indian Poetry" is an anthology of Native-American poetry edited by author Joseph Bruchac. The 2012 collection features 52 poets, including Elizabeth Woody, Joy Harjo and Adrian C. Louis, and represents 35 individual Native-American nations.

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The story "Earth on Turtle's Back" is based on the traditional creation story of the Onodaga tribe. The re-telling of the story is featured in the 1997 book "Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children," which was co-authored by Joseph Bruchac and Michael J. Caduto. Other poetry anthologies edited by Mr. Bruchac include "Breaking Silence" and "Returning the Gift."

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