Congratulations to Arizona State University professor Laura Tohe, who was named the poet laureate of the Navajo Nation for 2015-2017.
Laura Tohe has written and co-authored four books. Her most recent book, Tseyi, Deep in the Rock won the 2007 Glyph award for Best Poetry and Best Book by Arizona Book Association and is listed as a Southwest Book of the Year 2005 by the Tucson Pima Library. She is the 2006 Dan Schilling Public Scholar for the Arizona Humanities Council. She writes essays, stories, and children’s plays that have appeared in the U.S., Canada and Europe. She wrote a commissioned libretto, Enemy Slayer, A Navajo Oratorio, for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, which premiered in 2008.
Read more here: https://asunews.asu.edu/20150911-tohe-navajo-poet-laureate
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3 thoughts on “Congratulations Laura Tohe, Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation”
Wow! What an amazing, and diverse list of accomplishments. I would love to hear “Enemy Slayer, A Navajo Oratorio.”
As a Malaysian, I love learning more about different cultures in the US. I’m excited to explore her work as it sounds extremely intriguing!
This is really awesome to see! I have done some research of all the native history in Arizona and I am excited to see them get some recognition.
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