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Studies in American Indian Literatures 16.4 (2004) 111-115

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Joni Adamson is associate professor of English at the University of Arizona, South. Her publications include American Indian Literature,Environmental Justice, and Ecocriticism: The Middle Place and an edited collection (with Mei Mei Evans and Rachel Stein), The Environmental Justice Reader: Politics, Poetics, and Pedagogy.
Susan Berry Brill De RamíRez is professor of English at Bradley University where she teaches native literatures, environmental literatures, and literary criticism and theory. Her last book was Contemporary American Indian Literatures and the Oral Tradition (University of Arizona Press, 1999). Her current manuscript is entitled "American Indian Autobiographies: Storytelling and Ethnography in Navajo Country." She is presently completing work on indigenous women storytellers and their women ethnographers.
David Dunaway, the author of a half-dozen volumes of biography and history, is a professor of English at the University of New Mexico. Awarded the first PhD in American studies from Berkeley, his specialty is the presentation of literature and history on public radio and television in such national series as Writing the Southwest, Aldous Huxley's Brave New Worlds, and Across The Tracks: A Route 66 Story ( Today, Dunaway is leading an effort to promote southwestern studies at the University of New Mexico.
Roger Dunsmore retired in 2003 after forty years teaching in the Liberal Studies and Wilderness and Civilization Programs at the University of Montana. [End Page 111] His Earth's Mind: Essays in Native Literature was published by the University of New Mexico Press in 1997. His third volume of poems, Tiger Hill, Poems From China, is forthcoming from Camphorweed Press, Seattle, 2004.
Matthew E. Duquès is a graduate student in liberal studies at Dartmouth College. Prior to coming to Dartmouth, he taught high school English and history at St. Michaels High School in St. Michaels, Arizona.
Robin Riley Fast, associate professor of writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College, studies and teaches nineteenth-century American literature, American poetry, women writers, and Native American literature. She has published articles on poetry, co-edited Approaches to Teaching Dickinson's Poetry, and is the author of The Heart as a Drum: Continuance and Resistance in American Indian Poetry.
P. Jane Hafen (Taos Pueblo) is associate professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the author of Reading Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine and editor of Dreams and Thunder: Stories, Poems and The Sun Dance Opera by Zitkala-•a and A Great Plains Reader (with Diane Quantic).
Joy Harjo (Creek) has published six books of poetry. Her latest is How We Became Human, New and Selected Poems (W. W. Norton). She has received several awards, including the 2002 Eagle Spirit Award from the American Indian Film Festival for Outstanding Achievement, the 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Arts, an Oklahoma Book Arts Award for How We Became Human, the 2001 American Indian Festival of Words Author Award from the Tulsa City County Library, and the 2000 Western Literature Association Distinguished Achievement Award. Harjo's first music CD was Letter From the End of the Twentieth Century, released by Silverwave Records in 1997. Her new music CD, Native Joy For Real is in release from Mekko Productions. She is a full professor at UCLA. When not teaching and performing she lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Patrice Hollrah is the director of the Writing Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and teaches for the department of English. She is the author of "The Old Lady Trill, the Victory Yell": The Power of Women in Native American Literature (New York: Routledge, 2003). [End Page 112]
Daniel Heath Justice is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and assistant professor of Aboriginal literatures at the University of Toronto. His research and writing interests focus on issues of indigenous literary nationhood, resistance, and decolonization. His indigenous fantasy novel, Kynship, the first volume of the trilogy The Way of Thorn and Thunder, is forthcoming in late summer 2005 from Kegedonce Press. A full-length critical study, "Our Fire Survives the Storm: A...


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