Leslie Marmon Silko


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Leslie Marmon Silko (born Leslie Marmon - March 5, 1948) is a Native American writer of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, and one of the key figures in the First Wave of what literary critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.

Silko was an original recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Grant, now known as the "Genius Grant", in 1981 and the Native Writers' Circle of the ... more »

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  • ''How coyote got his
    ratty old fur coat
    bits of old fur
    the sparrows stuck on him
    with dabs of pitch.
    That was after he lost his proud original one in a poker game.''
    Leslie Marmon Silko (b. 1948), U.S. author. Toe'osh; a Laguna Coyote Story (l. 5-10). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann ...
  • ''Howling and roaring
    Toe'osh scattered white people
    out of bars all over Wisconsin.''
    Leslie Marmon Silko (b. 1948), U.S. author. Toe'osh; a Laguna Coyote Story (l. 61-63). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann...
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