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Laura Tohe, 1952-


Laura Tohe was born in Fort Defiance, Arizona, of the Sleepy Rock People for the Bitterwater Clan. Tohe was raised on the reservation. She was taught to speak English and Navajo at home and was raised to value her heritage. She is committed to its preservation through her work. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Mexico, an M.A. in English from the University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of English at Arizona State University.

Awards and Honors

Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year (Poetry) award, 1999 (for No Parole Today)


Online resources by or about Laura Tohe:

Laura Tohe
Author: Laura Tohe and Karen Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Tohe.

URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/tohe/

There is No Word for Feminism in My Language
Author: Laura Tohe
Type: etext
Description: A critical essay from wicazo sa review: A Journal of Native American Studies 15.2 (2000) 103-110.

URL: http://muse.jhu.edu/demo/wicazo_sa_review/15.2tohe.html

Author: Laura Tohe
Type: etext
Description: Text of poem from No Parole Today, a collection of Tohe’s poems. From New Mexico CultureNet’s “Poets of New Mexico” site.

URL: http://www.nmcn.org/poetry/Laura_Tohe.html

Books by Laura Tohe:

Tohe, Laura. Making friends with water : poems
Omaha : Nosila Press, 1986.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult

Tohe, Laura. No parole today
Albuquerque, NM : West End Press, 1999.
Genre: Poetry and short stories
ISBN: 0931122937

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