Inupiaq and Tlingit poet Ishmael Hope understands the importance of culture and its tie to place. In his new collection of poetry titled “Rock Piles Along the Eddy,” he illuminates just how the two are woven together. Poems like “Indigenous Thought” and “Caribou Hunters Out At Camp” are two out of dozens of thought-provoking works. His word play gets readers close to his sense of life as a descendant of rich culture and heritage.
Ishmael Hope (Tlingit and Inupiaq) – Poet storyteller, writer and scholar
Break music: Ocean Prayer (Side B: Radio Edit) (song) Pamyua (artist) Ocean Prayer (Ep)