Choctawan Aesthetics, Spirituality, and Gender Relations: An Interview with LeAnne Howe

  title={Choctawan Aesthetics, Spirituality, and Gender Relations: An Interview with LeAnne Howe},
  author={Kirstin L. Squint},
  journal={MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.},
  pages={211 - 224}
  • Kirstin L. Squint
  • Published 1 September 2010
  • Art
  • MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.
To begin sifting through the melange of humor, resistance, and intellectualism that shoots through the work of Choctaw poet, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, and scholar LeAnne Howe, it is helpful to examine the author's photograph on the back cover of her collection Evidence of Red (2005), winner of the 2006 Oklahoma Book Award for poetry. Playfully smiling, Howe salutes the camera, emulating a similar move by the giant wooden Indian behind her. The wooden Indian is adorned in… 
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