Simon Ortiz: Poet

January 9, 2010

Tags: Author Interviews, Simon Ortiz

This is an excerpt of a long interview I did with poet Simon Ortiz, first published in The Country and Abroad, September, 2000.

Kelly: Your first book of poetry was "Naked in the Wind," wasn't it?

Ortiz: Oh my gosh, that's going back a few years. How did you know about that? It was a (more…)

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