Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Paula Gunn Allen, 1939-2008

Another writer who passed away last week was Paula Gunn Allen. Like George Garrett (see previous post) she was a versatile writer who deserved to be better known. However, Allen, of Sioux/Laguna/Lebanese descent, came from a very different background and subsequently dealt with quite different issues in her writing.

Byron, my co-worker and fellow blogger, wrote an appreciation of Allen, which included one of Allen's powerful poems. It can be found here .

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