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Sentence 7! New poetry from Native Writers is out!

January 23, 2010

Sentence 7, edited with a a special feature on American Indian prose poetry curated and introduced by Dean Rader, poet and professor at the University of San Francisco, is finally out.  It’s a knock out issue.  The largest contemporary collection of Native prose poems in existence.  Included in this issue are poems by Sherman Alexie, Scott Andrews, Lois Beardslee, Esther Belin, Kimberly Blaeser, Chezia Thompson Cager, Allison Hedge Coke, Susan Deer Cloud, Heid E. Erdrich, Laura M. Furlan, Eric Gansworth, Diane Glancy, Janice Gould, Gordon Henry, Lara Mann, [Choctaw MFA graduate in poetry at the Illinois, 2009], Janet McAdams, Molly McGlennen, Deborah A. Miranda, Phillip Carrol Morgan, dg nanouk okpik, Sara Marie Ortiz, Carter Revard, Kimberly Roppolo, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Mark Turcotte, Ron Welburn, and Orlando White, and me. YAH!  My new work is in the issue as well.

A couple of summers ago, I blogged about having a poetry fellowship to Soul Mountain, that incredible retreat in Connecticut Marilyn Nelson provides for poets.  While there for two weeks, I wrote ten new poems.  Revised and revised them.  One of those ten, in fact my favorite, is in Sentence 7.  Thank you again, Marilyn.  It’s time that writers need, to slow the mind enough to engage what the body and spirit senses. That, of course, includes time and space travel.

To purchase a copy of Sentence or subscribe, click here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2010 6:29 pm


    This sounds great! I am a Yankton Sioux studying for my MFA in Poetry/Creative non-fiction. I tried to get in touch with Wordcraft Circle to be paiered with a writing mentor but no such luck. Any ideas of where to turn next?

  2. LeAnne Howe permalink
    February 6, 2010 1:13 pm

    Hi Kimberlee:

    Good for you, I’m delighted to learn of all the young Naive writers getting their MFAs. It’s the degree of choice — if you want to write; not because you can “teach” someone to be a writer per se, but because it helps a writer hone their craft skills, writing intuitions. Also, order a copy of Sentence 7, it’s very good!

    Okay, here is Kimberly Roppolo’s email address. Wordcraft is often in flux, but I’m sure she can help you. She is at the University of Oklahoma.

    kroppolo at ou dot edu


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