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'Mother Tongue,' a Poem by Dawn Karima Pettigrew for National Poetry Month
Dawn Karima Pettigrew
The following poem comes to us from Dawn Karima Pettigrew, a writer, educator and radio host (for more details on her, see the biographical information that follows the poem)...
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...
Kicking Off National Poetry Month: 'Drum,' by Alex Jacobs
April is National Poetry Month, and all month long we'll be bringing you a selection of works by poets, both established and new, from Indian country...
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...
'In Like a Lion,' a Poem by Janet Marie Rogers for the Spring Equinox
Janet Marie Rogers
Janet Marie Rogers, Mohawk and Tuscarora, is the Poet Laureate of Victoria, BC, and a contributor to ICTMN -- for more of her work, visit her ICTMN archive here ...
Microchimerism: Poetry from Cell Traffic
Heid E. Erdrich
I Nub of human, shell pink fingernail, whether you live or all unformed leave her body she will never be without you. This, scientists tell us, is literally true: . . ...
'This is a Terrorist Act,' an Idle No More Poem by Alex Jacobs
Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is on a hunger strike since December 11, not far from the front door of Canada’s Parliament perhaps the most visible symbol of the newest trans bo...
'Giving a Shit,' an Idle No More Poem by Janet Rogers
Janet Marie Rogers
The objective of civilizing us Is to make Indian history Become our permanent reality The necessary objective Of Native people is to Outlast this attack, However long it takes To k...
Native American Heritage Month: 'To Those Who Carry the Blood,' a Poem by Richard Walker
Richard Walker, Mexican/Yaqui, is a newspaper editor in Kitsap County, Washington, as well as a correspondent for Indian Country Today Media Network...
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