Friday, June 1, 2012

Poem of the Week: Kathy Engel

Kathy Engel    
The Return (Etheree)  

times ten
Bison back
to Wolf Point, not
a hoof on that tan
pasture for one hundred
forty years, only bleached skulls --
badlands, "my brothers and sisters"
Tote Gray Hawk said, first rust colored calf --
the healing, ancestor to ancestor.  

-Kathy Engel
Used by permission.    

Kathy Engel is a lifelong poet/activist/teacher. She has co founded numerous political/cultural/educational organizations including MADRE, The Hayground School, East End Women in Black, Riptide Communications, and most recently, with Alexis De Veaux, Lyrical Democracies. She is Visiting Assistant Arts Professor in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Art and Public Policy Program. Recent poems appear in Beloit Poetry Journal/Split This Rock Chapbook, 2012 and The Mom Egg.  Engel was a featured poet at Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2012. 

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