It has been awhile since I have been haunted by a song. When I first heard the Miles Davis Sketches of Spain album I was living in a concrete block apartment during a rough winter in Iowa City with two young children and few resources. I was caught in the need to flee the damp […]

I have been wrestling with what to say and how to say it ever since I first heard of the shunning directed at one of our very successful young native woman poets.  And now there’s another being singled out, for similar reasons: accomplishments. I have been watching, thinking that after the first time some collective […]