Native American Authors
Linda Hogan, 1947-
Linda Hogan was born in 1947, in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Oklahoma. She obtained a M.A. degree from University of Colorado at Boulder in 1978. Hogan has played a prominent role in the development of contemporary Native American poetry, particularly in its relationship to environmental and anti-nuclear issues. She often incorporates a feminist perspective in her verse through description of women’s lives and feelings. She is a poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright, and essayist. She taught at the University of Minnesota, and she was a full professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is the Chickasaw Nation Writer-In-Residence.
Awards and Honors
Five Civilized Tribes Playwriting Award, 1984
Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year (Prose-Fiction) award, 1997 (for Mean Spirit
Online resources by or about Linda Hogan:
Description: An Amazon.com interview with the author, mainly about Power.
Hogan exposes Native history in her storytelling fiction
Author: Elisabeth Sherwin
Description: A 1995 article about Hogan from Printed Matter, a column by Elisabeth Sherwin of The Davis (Calif.) Enterprise.
Author: Karen Strom
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Hogan, including links to writings available online.
Author: Amy Leigh McNally
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and related links.
Poetry: Linda Hogan
Author: Bedford/St. Martin’s
Description: Contains a short bio of Hogan.
Books by Linda Hogan:
Hogan, Linda. The Book of medicines
Hogan, Linda. Dwellings : a spiritual history of the living world
New York : W.W. Norton, 1995.
Hogan, Linda. Eclipse
Los Angeles, Calif. : American Indian Studies Center, U. of CA., 1983.
ISBN: 0935626182 (pbk.)
Hogan, Linda. Mean spirit
New York : Atheneum, 1990.
Hogan, Linda. Power
New York : W.W. Norton, 1998.
Hogan, Linda. Red clay
Greenfield Center, NY : Greenfield Review Press, 1991.
Genre: Poetry / Short stories
Hogan, Linda. Seeing through the sun
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1985.
Hogan, Linda. Solar storms
New York : Scribner, 1995.
Hogan, Linda. The woman who watches over the world : a native memoir
New York : W.W. Norton, 2001.
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