Margaret O’Donnell Noodin

Margaret O’Donnell Noodin is professor of English and associate dean of the humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature and two collections of poetry in Anishinaabemowin and English, Weweni and What the Chickadee Knows. To hear her work, visit



Written in Anishinaabemowin and translated by Margaret O’Donnell Noodin Gigii-aadawaa’awimin zagapizoyang We have gone sailing untethered dibishkoo anangoog agoozowaad giizhigong like stars hung in the sky ishkwaa Naagaanizid-anang miinawaa Waaban-anang after Continue reading