Published on January 28, 2013 by Amy
Janet McAdams (1957-) is an American poet of Alabama Creek, Scottish, and Irish descent. She wrote The Island of Lost Luggage (University of Arizona Press) which received an American Book Award in 2001 and the First Book Award for Poetry from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas in 1999. She is also the editor of Salt Publishing’s Earthworks Series of Native poets.
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Her first novel, Red Weather, is about a Native American’s trip to a small Central American country in search of her activist parents.
She is an associate professor of English at Kenyon College, and has taught at the University of Oklahoma.the American School of El Salvador, and the University of Alabama. She has a Ph.D. from Emory University, and a M.F.A. University of Alabama.