LeAnne Howe

LeAnne Howe (Choctaw) is the author of Choctalking on Other Realities (2013), winner of the inaugural 2014 MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages; the novels Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story (2007); Shell Shaker (2001), winner of the American Book Award (2002); and the poetry collection Evidence of Red (2005). The excerpts here are from her current manuscript, Savage Conversations. She is the Edison Distinguished Professor of American Literature at the University of Georgia.

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