I will be reading my poetry with Gary Gackstatter & his orchestra at the Touhill Performing Arts Center again in April 2018.
If you are in the St Louis region, and you are interested in writing memoir, lyric essays, immersive journalism, or good old fashioned Montaigne-like ramblings, consider taking one of my classes at Webster University. The Pearson House welcomes you.
Interview on an unavoidable topic for a modern Native woman: identity.
My friend, Jose Orduna, author of THE WEIGHT OF SHADOWS: A MEMOIR OF IMMIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT was Sunday editor at THE RUMPUS when this went up. Tim Taranto, author of ARS BOTANICA, did the drawings for the publication.
The St. Louis Poetry Center, Poetry at the Point, and the Webster Jazz Festival are just a few of the organizations that invite me to read locally every year. Always happy to hear other wordsmiths do their stuff! That’s me trying to put my phone down on the right.
Ever grateful for the education I received via John D’Agata, Robin Hemley, Geoff Dyer, Ethan Canin, and ZZ Packer (in particular) while studying in Iowa City.
A chapter in my first book, this essay was painful to write. It was saved from a drawer years after it was finished by the amazing talent known as Roxane Gay.
Thanks to Dr. Molly Tovar and Dr. Steve Belko the state of Missouri now has a Native American Heritage Program. As a board member with the Missouri Humanities Council, I have written on the topic of heritage and silencing in the MHC magazine. The cover photo on this edition was …