Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California

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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.27 inches | 0.39 pounds

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About the Author
Kurt Schweigman has published and performed as Luke Warm Water in the past. His poetry appears in Shedding Skins: Four Sioux Poets (Michigan State University Press, 2008). He has authored several chapbooks, one of which was awarded an Artists Embassy International Literary/Cultural Award (2013). Kurt was a featured poet at the prestigious Geraldine R. Dodge 12th Biennial Poetry Festival (2008) and was the first spoken-word poet to receive an Archibald Bush Foundation individual artist fellowship in literature (2005). He emerged on the poetry spoken-word scene in the late 1990s and has won Poetry Slam competitions across the United States and in Germany. He currently resides in Oakland, California. Kurt is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Tribe.

Lucille Lang Day has published ten poetry collections and chapbooks, including BECOMING AN ANCESTOR and Dreaming of Sunflowers: Museum Poems. She is a coeditor of FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA and RED INDIAN ROAD WEST: NATIVE AMERICAN POETRY FROM CALIFORNIA and the author of two children's books, Chain Letter and THE RAINBOW ZOO, as well as a memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story. Her poems, essays, and short stories have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, and her many honors include the Joseph Henry Jackson Award in Literature, the Blue Light Poetry Prize, two PEN Oakland Awards, and nine Pushcart nominations. She received her BA in biological sciences, MA in zoology, and PhD in science/mathematics education at the University of California, Berkeley, and her MA in English and MFA in creative writing at San Francisco State University.