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A Conversation With Navajo Poet Sherwin Bitsui
Editor’s Note: During National Poetry Month in April we profiled Sherwin Bistui, Diné (Navajo) of the Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for the Tl’izilani (Many Goats Clan)...
National Poetry Month: Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, the First American Indian Poet
Ojibwe poet Jane Johnston Schoolcraft set many precedents during her short life in the Midwest in the early 1800s...
Luci Tapahonso Named as Navajo Nation's First Poet Laureate
The Navajo Nation’s first-ever Poet Laureate has been named and will be officially introduced to the public on May 17...
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Words have always been a powerful force in Natalie Diaz’s life...
'The Cedar Tree,' a Poem by Richard Walker for National Poetry Month
THE CEDAR TREE I understand why the People in the Northwest say the canoe is sacred, that the canoe has a spirit...
'Oil 4 Blood,' by Frank Waln: An Environmental Hip Hop Poem for National Poetry Month and Earth Day
It's a misconception that poetry is a dying art—sure, we may never see a TONY-winning play written in iambic pentameter, and the stories of the 21st century won't be told in a 15,0...
Poems From Flood Song by Navajo Sherwin Bitsui, for National Poetry Month
Editor's Note: Sherwin Bitsui is a poet who grew up in the arid "painted desert" region of the Navajo reservation...
Navajo Poet Sherwin Bitsui, Seer of 'Violent Beauty in the American Landscape'
Like many of today’s Native poets, Sherwin Bitsui, Navajo, blends ancient and modern, bridging the two with language...
'Inside Both of Us,' a Poem by Erika T. Wurth for National Poetry Month
Erika T. Wurth
INSIDE BOTH OF US ...the sheep were like the dead like his eyes on the pearl street mall and he said he brought the rain down from pine ridge why couldn’t he bring it down in arizo...
'Soldiers of Bone,' a Poem by Simon Moya-Smith for National Poetry Month
SOLDIERS OF BONE Demented, tormented. Images of mine head, Film my eyes, rheumy, liquor-doused, thoughts decrepit. Spitting ink – A pungent flavor, like that of failure. Harken!...
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