Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan
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Linda Hogan is a Former Writer in Residence for The Chickasaw Nation and Professor Emerita from University of Colorado is an internationally recognized public speaker and writer of poetry, fiction, and essays. Her latest publication is DARK. SWEET. a collection of new and selected poems. Her two newest books are Indios Rounding the Human Corners (Pulitzer nominee) and the well-regarded novel People of the Whale. Her other books include novels Mean Spirit, a winner of the Oklahoma Book Award, the Mountains and Plains Book Award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Solar Storms, a finalist for the International Impact Award, and Power, also a finalist for the International Impact Award in Ireland. WW Norton has published her fiction. Hogan’s nonfiction includes a respected collection of essays on environment, Dwellings, A Spiritual History of the Land; and The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir.

A picture of an elk and a cabin in deep, swirling snow


IN MY HANDS IS A BOREAL OWL who has died of West Nile virus. Waiting for the spirit to pass, I feel the softness of her feathers, the beauty of this Continue reading


Coming Home

WE ARE FOUR citizen employees of the Chickasaw Nation driving from Oklahoma to the Wickliffe Mounds to be present at the return of our ancestral bones to the earth. This repatriation Continue reading



It is the day of leaving when spiderlings in orders of magnitude hatch and from inward silk unfurl toward a new god caught by the wind and I walk by the Continue reading