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SWIMMING TO THE TEMPLE OF ISIS…an essay

SWIMMING TO THE TEMPLE OF ISIS

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an essay/short memoir published on The James Franco Review.

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issue guest edited by the fantastic Elissa Washuta.

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You can read the full text here: SWIMMING TO THE TEMPLE OF ISIS.

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POEM-A-DAY selects one of mine: PALO BORRACHO

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PALO BORRACHO …… Drunk Stick Tree

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a poem remembering two trees on Charrua in Montevideo and the birds that filled them.

… on the Academy of American Poets’ website.

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Sports issue of PRAIRIE SCHOONER, Winter 2015-16

rsz_cover_winter…………………….Prairie Schooner’s Winter 2015 issue was thoughtfully and beautifully edited by one of my favorite people and poets: the incomparable Natalie Diaz.

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…………………….I’m beyond honored to share the pages with fellow IAIA’ers, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, b. william bearheart, Joan Kane, Sherman Alexie,  James Thomas Stevens, Jon Davis, and Chee Brossy, among other favorites including Aaron Smith, Patricia Smith, Alberto Rios, Afaa Weaver, Cornelius Eady, Trevino Brings Plenty, Dean Rader, Dorianne Laux, Eileen Myles, Matthew Dickman, and Terrance Hayes, and more!

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……………………from the intro by Natalie Diaz:   ..“Like bulls we are. When yoked, we are beautiful. When refusing to be yoked, we are wild and whippable, butcherable. ...”

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Visit the journal’s website here: Prairie Schooner.

Dear Professor Lucia Berlin Celebrated, Remembered

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LUCIA BERLIN: A STUDENT’S MIRACLE

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With the heralded publication this year of her selected stories, A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin has been thrust into the literary spotlight more than a decade after her death. Because her stories are autobiographical, readers are peering into her past, following her many lives, and perhaps wondering about what’s left unsaid, unwritten between the lines. As Berlin’s former student and ardent friend, I can assure the curious that she wrote it all down. She didn’t leave anything out. She would have called that mystery inessential.

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Some of her other students spoke to me about what they remembered most about Lucia and her workshops.

LitHub published the memories here.

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FULCRUM JOURNAL & NATIVE GROUNDS CAFE

AWP 2015 kicked off with a celebration of indigenous readers at Native Grounds Cafe in Minneapolis, MN.

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In the same room as — and sharing the stage with — Allison Hedge Coke, Linda Rodrigues, Orlando White, Sara Marie Ortiz, Bojan Louis, Trevino Brings Plenty.

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This was an event for the record books, and I hope someone recorded it for the audio files. Terrific!

YAKAMA NATION MUSEUM EXHIBIT — MOCCASIN TRAILS

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YAKAMA NATION AND CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTER MUSEUM presents MOCCASIN TRAILS, a special exhibit combining poetry with moccasins and imagery that are part of the permanent collections of the Yakama Nation and Yakama Valley Museums.

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…. Being part of this special exhibit is one of the highlights of my year. Mvto.

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TENDING THE WORK: An Interview/Profile with LINDA HOGAN

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. .. THE WRITER magazine featured in its December 2014 issue my feature on my great friend and inspirational teacher, LINDA HOGAN, who is now also my colleague at IAIA.

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TENDING THE WORK … A PROFILE ON LINDA HOGAN IN THE WRITER MAGAZINE

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“My teachers were the major miracles of the first contemporary poems I read. I didn’t know they existed. I’d never seen contemporary literature, working class writing, or Native literatures. I came to it suddenly. A single poem. Then another.”  — Linda Hogan

 

The First Twenty Years of A&U Magazine

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ART & UNDERSTANDING / Black Lawrence Press

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Honored to have my very first published poems, from 1999-ish, a series of dramatic monologues titled “Spoon River AIDS Walk,” reappearing in this collected volume of 20 years of writing about AIDS: “Art & Understanding: Literature from the First Twenty Years of A&U,” which “includes work from emerging, celebrated, and forgotten writers who have contributed work to A & U Magazine in its first two decades of publication.”

 

“Out of the Mouths of Babes and Elders” — RED CAPS and SACRED WILDERNESS in As/Us

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As/Us: Decolonial Issue

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The Truth from Youth and Elders

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…In Volume 4 of As/Us, its Decolonial Issue, I look at how two new books – SACRED WILDERNESS by Susan Power and RED CAPS by Steve Berman – reflect upon the trajectories of colonized love and reject the notion of affection-by-oppression.

Many thanks to the tireless Tanaya Winder and Casandra Lopez.

           Also featured in this issue are Bojan Louis, Laura Da’, Velma Lee Craig, Celeste Adame, Jerry Brunoe, Trevino Brings Plenty, Tiffany Midge and so many more.

 

 

 

a&u magazine … interview/review

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Chael Needle of a&u: America’s AIDS Magazine spoke to me about my story collection, NAMING CEREMONY, in terms of stories of survival.cover

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“Livingston has a simple manifesto—be true to the story and make it accessible so that, with any luck, the words can move people.”

Back in 1998 a&u was the first magazine to publish my poetry. I’m honored to grace its pages once again, this time talking about my prose.

The print magazine includes a few more photos by Gabriel Padilha.

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It’s a thrill and an honor to talk about my work and share my work in this venue.

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Plus Suzanne Somers is on the cover!