Farmington Daily Times featuring Luci Tapahonso

“Navajo poet Luci Tapahonso read her poems to a large audience on Thursday at the Farmington Public Library as part of the library’s National Poetry Month celebration. “I appreciate the way people take ownership of poetry. It means that they feel their voices are heard. Their experiences are being told,” she said to the crowded room. Tapahonso, who grew up in the Mesa Farm area in Shiprock, earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the University of New Mexico in 1980 and published her first poetry collection a year later. She told the audience that she started UNM intending to study journalism but changed her focus after acclaimed writer Leslie Marmon Silko encouraged her to pursue creative writing.”

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