Poet, Storyteller, Academic, Playwright, Novelist, Environmentalist and Writer of Short Stories
Linda Hogan (Chickasaw) Former Writer in Residence for The Chickasaw Nation and Prefessor Emerita from University of Colorado is an internationally recognized public speaker and writer of poetry, fiction, and essays. In July, 2014, DARK. SWEET. New and Selected Poems will be out from Coffee House Press. Her two newest books are Indios (Wings Press,…
Linda Hogan (Chickasaw) Former Writer in Residence for The Chickasaw Nation and Prefessor Emerita from University of Colorado is an internationally recognized public speaker and writer of poetry, fiction, and essays. In July, 2014, DARK. SWEET. New and Selected Poems will be out from Coffee House Press. Her two newest books are Indios (Wings Press, 2012, long poem, performance)Rounding the Human Corners (Coffee House Press, April 2008, Pulitzer nominee) and the well-regarded novel People of the Whale (Norton, August 2008).
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. In poetry, The Book of Medicines was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other poetry has received the Colorado Book Award, Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, an American Book Award, and a prestigious Lannan Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. In addition, she has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas, The Wordcraft Circle, and The Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association.
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. In addition, she has, with Brenda Peterson, written Sightings, The Mysterious Journey of the Gray Whale for National Geographic Books, and edited several anthologies on nature and spirituality. She has written the script, Everything Has a Spirit, a PBS documentary on American Indian Religious Freedom. Hogan was inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame in 2007 for her writing.
She edited work from thirty years of Parabola essays for a book, The Inner Journey: Native Traditions, from Morning Light Press, recently published. This is a collection of essays on Native myth and tradition excerpted from Parabola Magazine. In addition, she has just had a short documentary PBS/?American Experience posted for the REEL/?NATIVE series, A Feel for the Land. Hogan was only the second minority woman at the University of Colorado to become a Full Professor. Her main interests as both writer and scholar are environmental issues, indigenous spiritual traditions and culture, and Southeastern tribal histories. She is currently on the Board of Advisors for Orion Magazine, an environmental journal.
DARK. SWEET. is a collection of work since the 1970’s and begins with the life of her Chickasaw family in Oklahoma. It’s publication holds selections from each book published since that time and shows her growth as an indigenous writer, thinker, environmentalist, and woman, caring for traditional knowledge. Her book INDIOS, is a long poem in parts, and it is also a performance piece for a singular woman’s voice. It was published by Wings Press. Dark. Sweet. New and Selected Poetry is scheduled this year from Coffee House Press.
Hogan is currently working on a new novel as well as essays about Chickasaw history, mythology, and life ways, taking a critical look at past studies of the tribal histories: Rivers and Mounds of the Heart She also has a chapter on Traditional Indigenous Knowledge and animals in a new book on TEK coming out from Oxford University Press.
She has been involved for eighteen years with the Native Science Dialogues and the new Native American Academy and for many years with the SEED Graduate Institute in Albuquerque. She was one of two invited writer-speakers at the United Nations Forum in 2008. Linda has work translated in all major languages by the U.S. Information Office, and speaks and reads her work both nationally and internationally, most recently in Spain as keynote speaker at the Eco-criticism gathering in Alcala’ and at major universities in Taiwan, at the International Studies on Religion, Culture, and Nature in Amsterdam, EASLE (Literature and Environment) in Turkey, and was a plenary speaker at a 2013 conference in Taiwan on Migrants and Memory.
She was a Plenary Speaker at the Environmental Literature Conference in Turkey in November 2009, and presented a 90 minute program at the International Congress of the Parliament of World Religions in Melbourne, as well as moderating and speaking on a panel on Tribal Sovereignty at the same Congress in December 2009.
In April 2014 Hogan will be one of the writers adding to the 200 year record of the Andrews Long Term Research site in the forest near Corvallis, Oregon, a collaboration between scientists and artists.
She has also worked with Native youth in horse programs and has worked with “at-risk” Natve teens. She continues to teach Creative Writing workshops. She now lives and works in the Colorado mountains. Linda Hogan travels frequently to give readings and workshops, and also takes private clients who need assistance to write, edit, or complete their own books.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
A Conversation With Linda Hogan
Contemporary Writer's Series: Linda Hogan
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