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"How To Write The Great American Indian Novel" By Sherman Alexie

A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Sherman Alexie was born in 1966 on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He is the author of numerous books of poetry and fiction as well as the screenplay for the 1999 film Smoke Signals.

On this extended web edition of The Poets Weave, I'm reading poems from The Summer of Black Widows by Sherman Alexie, published in 1996 by Hanging Loose Press.  Poems include "Grandmother, Porcupine, Traffic," "The Lover of Maps," and "How to Write the Great American Indian Novel."

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