Published on June 13, 2012 by Carol
Poetry. Native American Studies. FIRST INDIAN ON THE MOON opens with the section “Influences”: “where I have been/ most of my lives/ is where I’m going/–Lucille Clifton”. The stories and poems of Sherman Alexie, an enrolled Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian from Wellpint, Washington, have appeared widely, in such publications as Caliban, Esquire, The World, Beloit Poetry Journal, Red Dirt, Zyzzyva and Story. Alexie has won a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship, and lives in Spokane. “These elegiac poems and stories will break your heart. Watch this guy. He’s making myth”–Joy Harjo.
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