Native Poem-A-Day #7

Completing the first week of Native Poem-A-Day, I thought I would spend the same amount of time (a lot) finding a poem that really spoke to me, or looking at all these Native poets I’ve always wanted to spend more time with. But this one – Star Quilt by...

Native Poem-A-Day #6

I am having a very disassociated day. Just a pileup of emotions that took me over and my body decided it had enough. This brought me to today’s poem choice. I honestly looked and looked for an hour. I glanced over so many and nothing – not even poems I...

Native Poem-A-Day #4 and #5

Whew. Okay. I had a rough day yesterday just DEALING with all things COVID, and I just decided to deal with it by being overly busy in things that I didn’t necessarily have to finish but wanted to. So I’m jamming two days into one here! These are both by...

Native Poem-A-Day #3

I am a big fan of Louise Erdrich’s books, but I had never looked into her poetry. And yet, now that I’ve read several, her voice is SO in her poems it’s almost comforting. That being said, I felt this poem, “Captivity,” almost viscerally. Louise has such a brilliant...

Should I Use a Face Mask?

Yes. It’s that simple at this point. No matter what you think about how fast anything should have happened, from the federal government, to state governments, to top health care experts – it’s agreed and acknowledged. Here are some resources and...