On this weeks Episode we put science in the backseat and focus in on poetry and literature on the Plateau, as the great Northern Arizona Book Festival kicks off this week in Flagstaff, AZ.
In our very first phone interview (getting fancy these days!), we were extremely honored to have on the Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation (2015-2019), Laura Tohe. Laura spoke about her childhood, her early encouragement by a professor to embrace her writing skills, life on the Dine Nation, and her many wonderful works of poetry. No Parole Today is a prose memoir on her experiences attending a government school for Native children and the challenge it presented to her socially, culturally, and expressively, and another book we discussed was Tséyi' - Deep in the Rock, Reflections on Canyon de Chelly where she collaborates with photographer Stephen Strom.
|Author, Scholar of Native American Literature and Poet Laureate
of the Navajo Nation, Laura Tohe.
|Author and Executive Director of the Northern Arizona Book
Festival, Jesse Sensibar
Head to the links below to find these great books mentioned above for purchase and support Plateau writers:
No Parole Today by Laura Tohe
Tséyi' - Deep in the Rock, Reflections on Canyon de Chelly
Blood in the Asphalt: Prayers from the Highway by Jesse Sensibar
Narrow Chimney Reading Series
Juniper House Readings