Poet James Thomas Stevens, a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Tribe, was born in Niagara Falls, New York. His Mohawk name, under which he sometimes publishes, is Aronhiótas. As an undergraduate he studied at the School of Visual Arts, Brooklyn College, and eventually at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he earned an AFA in creative writing. Stevens subsequently earned an MFA from Brown University. He is the author of Of Kingdoms & Kangaroo (2008), A Bridge Dead in the Water (2007), and The Mutual Life (2006), among others.
James Thomas Stevens
In the Defile
We wake so rarely together, and when we do the leaves have already left horses for trees. We didn’t realize when moving to the canyon, we’d given up sunsets for good. Continue reading