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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)...
She Says: A Poem by Navajo Poet Laureate Luci Tapahonso
[Editor's Note: Luci Tapahonso was recently named by Navajo Technical College as the first-ever poet laureate of the Navajo Nation...
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...
Mojave/Pima Poet Natalie Diaz: From Home to College to Basketball to Europe and Back Again
Words have always been a powerful force in Natalie Diaz’s life...
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...
Life in Miniature: The Deeply Poetic Thoughts of Al Hunter
Al Hunter has been many things. He has served as chief of Rainy River First Nations in Ontario and is a member of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty No. 3...
Celebrating National Poetry Month, Turtle Island Style
April is National Poetry Month, an annual celebration of verse initiated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996...
Poetic Confluence: Writers of Native Verse Explore Shared Roots
The word poetry can evoke echoes of everything from Shakespearean sonnets to minimalist Japanese haiku...
Joy Harjo, Natalie Diaz, Joseph Bruchac Among Native Literary Luminaries Gracing Indigenous Poetry Forum in New York City
Poetry has long both reflected and guided Native experience, starting with oral communication down through the generations...
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