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Chickasaw Poet Linda Hogan to Give Public Reading at W&L

Chickasaw poet Linda Hogan, internationally known for her poetry, fiction and environmental writings, will give a free public reading of her work on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 4:30 in the Hillel House Multipurpose Room. The reading will be followed by a book signing.

Hogan’s two newest books are Rounding the Human Corner (Pulitzer nominee) and People of the Whale. She is a winner of the Oklahoma Book Award, the Mountains and Plains Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Solar Storms. She was a finalist for the International Impact Award in Ireland.

In poetry, The Book of Medicines was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other poetry has received the Colorado Book Award, Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, an American Book Award and a prestigious Lannan Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation.

Her nonfiction includes Dwellings, A Spiritual History of the Land and The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir. She has written the script, Everything Has a Spirit, a PBS documentary on American Indian Religious Freedom. Hogan was inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame in 2007 for her writing.

Hogan has received a many awards, including the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

A former professor at the University of Colorado, she now lives and works in Oklahoma. She edited the Inner Journal: Native Traditions, a collection of Parabola Magazine essays from the past 30 years. Her short documentary PBS/​American Experience has been posted for the REEL/​NATIVE series, A Feel for the Land.

Her main interests as both a writer and scholar are environmental issues, indigenous spiritual traditions and culture. Hogan is currently on the Board of Advisors for Orion Magazine, an environmental journal. Her new book INDIOS, a long poem and performance piece, is being scheduled for publication by Coffee House Press.

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