Talking Stick Arts Newsletter

Issue 13.2  |   Apr / May / Jun   2010


Letter from the Guest Editor | by James Thomas Stevens

he:kon! Skennen'kowa! Greetings from the sunny desert of northern New Mexico! Spring is in the air. The first green shoots are appearing at the base of the yarrow and sage, yet still sometimes the sky blackens, the winds pick up and the air is full of hail, lightning and tumbleweeds. And poetry is in the air... click here for more...

Cover Art | by Ernest Paniccioli

Cover image by Ernest Paniccioli from his book They Call It Graffiti
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Edge | by Layli Long Soldier

This drive along the road the bend the banks behind the wheel I am called Mommy. My name is Mommy on these drives the sand and brush the end of winter we pass... click here for more...

Akka Akka | by Layli Long Soldier

            that I would write to you that I would sea walls in stone and mortar and black bars that I would in your tradition Akka wave wave each one in count to sin or that we do not sin not as before... click here for more...

Tokahan | by Layli Long Soldier

- to lose, to suffer loss, to be gone, lost here for more...

excerpt from Flood Song | by Sherwin Bitsui

I sensed the knife in your past,
its sharp edge shanked from the canyon stream-
a silver trickle between the book jacket, here for more...

excerpt from Flood Song | by Sherwin Bitsui

The song spilling seeds into your mouth
sunflowers a yield sign
crawls onto the roof pinching corn meal, here for more...

excerpt from Shapeshift | by Sherwin Bitsui


It came whispering in broken English
a stutter here for more...

West Side Social | by Eric Gansworth

I donít know where
or when this is, so like
that night somewhere here for more...

Raving in the Hood | by Marie Annharte Baker

way back when in fact might be true another day

front of nose right there women muddle over story here for more...

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