Linda Hogan is the author of seven poetry collections including Seeing Through the Sun (1985), which won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, and The Book of Medicines, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist (1993). Hogan’s collections of prose reflect her interest in the environment and Native American culture. Her books include the essay collection Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World (1995), The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir (2001), and, with Brenda Peterson, Sighting: The Gray Whales’ Mysterious Journey (2002). Hogan’s novels include Mean Spirit (1990), Solar Storms (1995), Power (1998), and People of the Whale: A Novel (2008).
William Kittredge, in his introduction to Hogan’s Rounding the Human Corners, noted, “Poets like Linda, through their language, open for us a doorway into their specific resonating dream of the electric universe.”
Active as an educator and speaker, Hogan taught at the University of Colorado and at the Indigenous Education Institute, and is a former writer-in-residence for the Chickasaw Nation.
Hogan’s talk is on Friday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Valley Library Rotunda, part of the 2013-‘14 OSU Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the School of Writing, Literature, and Film. All the events in the series are free and open to the public, and followed by a Q&A and book signing.
By Nathaniel Brodie