One More Time For the People in the Back: #Poem: “I am not an Activist” by Wanbli Gleska Tohake

“I am not an activist, I am Lakota. Is a Lakota a born activist? An activist seeks social change. What do you call it when you only seek what was stolen from you? What do you call it when you fight to save the earth from destruction, the water from pollution? We Indian people have […]

“Une Charogne” by Charles Baudelaire & the #Psychology of Addiction

“Do you remember the sight we saw, my soul, that soft summer morning round a turning in the path, the disgusting carcass on a bed scattered with stones, its legs in the air like a woman in need burning its wedding poisons like a fountain with its rhythmic sobs, I could hear it clearly flowing […]

1st Published in Red Ink Journal, 2 of my poems upcoming in “Neue Rundschau” (Summer 2018)

“The Color of Your Skin” and “Threatened by Beads”, two of my poems first published in Red Ink Journal’s winter 2016 special edition on #NoDAPL, will be translated to German and included in an anthology by S. Fischer Verlage. The volume’s topic is “Geschichte schreiben” (or transl. “Writing History”). I was thankful to receive an invitation […]

Two Poems in Red Ink: International Journal of Indigenous Literature, Arts, & Humanities #NoDAPL

“Threatened by Beads” and “The Color of Your Skin”, two of my poems in Red Ink: International Journal of Indigenous Literature, Arts, & Humanities, on the topic of Native Americans, racism, colorism and prejudice. Pick up a copy, as there are many great artists and writers yet again in the Winter 2016 edition. Just got […]