We turn to Native poets to get us closer to the beauty of Mother Earth. From the rivers to the stars there is plenty to celebrate. If there is a poem you’d like to share with others on this special day of poetry we’re all ears. Make plans to join us and let the poetry loose. We continue Earth Day week exploring just how poetic our planet can get.
Luci Tapahonso (Diné) – Poet and the Inaugural Navajo Nation Poet Laureate. University of New Mexico Professor Emeritus
Esther Belin (Citizen of the Navajo Nation) – Poet/Writer /Counselor/In-take Coordinator for Peaceful Spirit a division of the Southern Ute community action programs and its located Ignacio, Colorado
Sherwin Bitsui (Navajo) – Navajo Poet. Currently visiting a professor in the creative writing program at the University of Montana. He is also an instructor with the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts
Break music: We Come From (song) Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Team (artist) Moccasins And Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling Through Performance Poetry (album)