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Luci Tapahonso


Luci Tapahonso is originally from Shiprock, New Mexico and is a Professor of American Indian Studies and English at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  She is the author of three children’s books and five books of poetry including Blue Horses Rush In, which was awarded the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association’s 1998 Award for Poetry.  

Professor Tapahonso received the 2006 “Lifetime Achievement” award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas. Her forthcoming book, “A Radiant Curve” is due in mid-2007 and is in publication at the University of Arizona Press.

She is recipient of a number of other awards including The 1998 Kansas Governor’s Art Award, and Distinguished Woman awards from the National Association of Women in Education and the Girl Scout Council of America.  The Native Writers Circle of the Americas named Tapahonso the 1999 “Storyteller of the Year.” She is most honored by being asked to serve as Grand Marshal for the Northern Navajo Fair Parade in 1991 and 1999 in her home community of Shiprock, New Mexico.

Professor Tapahonso’s work has appeared in many print and media productions in the U.S. and internationally.  Her poems have been translated into German, Italian and French.  She was featured in Rhino Records’ CDs, “In Their Own Voices: A Century of American Poetry” and “Poetry on Record: 98 American Poets Read Their Work” and in the PBS films: “The Desert is No Lady,”  “Art of the Wild,” and “Woven by the Grandmothers: An Exhibition of 19th Century Navajo Textiles,” and “American Passages: The Works of Leslie Silko, Luci Tapahonso and Simon J. Ortiz.”


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Blue Horses Rush In
Poems & Stories
Blue Horses Rush In

This collection follows the cycle of a woman’s life and underlines what it means to be Navajo in the late Twentieth Century.

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Sáanii Dahataal
The Women Are Singing
Saanii Dahataal

In this cycle of poetry and stories, Luci Tapahonso shares memories of her home in Shiprock, New Mexico, and of the places and people there.

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"They Lived Here" and "The Round Roof Hooghan"
'They Lived Here' and 'The Round Roof Hooghan'

Broadside created by Paul Hunter/Wood Works Press for the poet’s reading for Counterbalance Poetry on Wednesday, April 11, 2007. Printed from hand-set metal type on archival paper with original woodcut. Limited to 160 copies.

8.5" x 11" -  $20.00
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