Indigenous women

Bird Woman and Bloom

Sacagawea emerges from the hedgehog cacti in the lot behind our crumpling house heavy with cradleboard & mistaken for a token of peace… from “Bird Woman”     The boys next door are ignoring my son. It’s playground politics, the fragile and shifting power dynamics of these early friendships… from “Bloom” Read both poems at […]


200 New Mexico Poems Centennial Anthology

I’m honored that my poem “Mrs. Francis Na Kai at the Birthday Party” is included in this incredible project, celebrating one hundred years past and one hundred years future of New Mexican poetry. Mrs. Francis Na Kai at the Birthday Party     After Laura Gilpin’s photograph in “The Enduring Navajo,” 1961 You dignify the rocker, […]