turtle watchers

By Linda Hogan
Salt Lake City, Utah: Green Cat Press, 2009. Edition of 79.

11 x 14.5"; single sheet. Letterpress printed on white Magnani Pescia paper in three color plates (blue, sand, and black). Poem by Linda Hogan. Design by Susan Makov. Signed by Hogan and Makov. Numbered.

Broadside of work written by Linda Hogan included in Rounding the Human Corners (Coffee House Press, 2008).

Old Mother at water's edge
used to bow down to them,
the turtles coming in from the sea,
their many eggs,
their eyes streaming water like tears, ...

www.blueflowerarts.com: "Linda Hogan, a Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and activist, is widely considered to be one of the most influential and provocative Native American figures in the contemporary American literary landscape, and is an internationally recognized public speaker. Her most recent books are the poetry collection, Rounding the Human Corners (Coffee House Press, 2008), and the novel, People of the Whale (Norton, 2008). Her other books include the novels Mean Spirit, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Oklahoma Book Award, the Mountains and Plains Book Award; Solar Storms, a finalist for the International Impact Award, and Power. Her collection of poetry The Book of Medicines was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other poetry books have received the Colorado Book Award and an American Book Award."

www.lindahoganwriter.com: "Hogan was inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame in 2007 for her writing. She has also worked with Native youth in horse programs and continues to teach Creative Writing. A former Professor at the University of Colorado she now lives and works in Oklahoma."

www.poetryfoundation.com: "Hogan’s poetry deals with issues such as the environment and eco-feminism, the relocation of Native Americans, and historical narratives, including oral histories."