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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 is a passionate educator and speaker who has taught at the Indigenous Education Institute and at the University of Colorado. She has spoken at the United Nations Forum and a plenary speaker at the Environmental Literature Conference in Turkey in 2009. 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, 1980 Stand magazine Fiction Award, 1983 American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation, 1986 Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for Literature, 1991. Guggenheim Fellow, 1991 Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction, 1991 for Mean Spirit Lannan Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, 1994 Colorado Book Award, 1996 for Solar Storms and 1993 for The Book of Medicines Lifetime Achievement Award, Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas, 1998 Writer of the Year (Creative Prose), Wordcraft Circle Award, 2002 Inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 2007 Mountains and Plains Booksellers Spirit of the West Literary Achievement Award, 2007 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation 2015 National Artist Fellowship 2016 Thoreau Prize from PEN

Online resources by or about Linda Hogan:

Endangered Wisdom Author: Type: authorbio Description: An interview with the author, mainly about Power. URL: Hogan exposes Native history in her storytelling fiction Author: Elisabeth Sherwin Type: authorbio Description: A 1995 article about Hogan from Printed Matter, a column by Elisabeth Sherwin of The Davis (Calif.) Enterprise. URL: Linda Hogan Author: Karen Strom Type: authorbio Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Hogan, including links to writings available online. URL: Linda Hogan Author: Amy Leigh McNally Type: authorbio 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. URL:

Books by Linda Hogan:

Hogan, Linda. The Book of medicines Coffee House Press Genre: Poetry Audience: Adult ISBN: 9781566890106 Hogan, Linda. Dwellings : a spiritual history of the living world New York : W.W. Norton, 1995. Genre: Nonfiction Audience: Adult ISBN: 0393037843 Hogan, Linda. Eclipse Los Angeles, Calif. : American Indian Studies Center, U. of CA., 1983. Genre: Poetry Audience: Adult ISBN: 0935626182 (pbk.) Hogan, Linda. Mean spirit New York : Atheneum, 1990. Genre: Fiction Audience: Adult ISBN: 0689121016 Hogan, Linda. Power New York : W.W. Norton, 1998. Genre: Fiction Audience: Adult ISBN: 0393046362 Hogan, Linda. Red clay Greenfield Center, NY : Greenfield Review Press, 1991. Genre: Poetry / Short stories Audience: Adult ISBN: 0912678836 Hogan, Linda. Seeing through the sun Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1985. Genre: Poetry Audience: Adult ISBN: 0870234722 Hogan, Linda. Solar storms New York : Scribner, 1995. Genre: Fiction Audience: Adult ISBN: 0684812274 Hogan, Linda. The woman who watches over the world : a native memoir New York : W.W. Norton, 2001. Genre: Autobiography Audience: Adult ISBN: 0393050181

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