Maurice Kenny, Mohawk Poet

Native Spirit Radio host Rhonda LeValdo interviews Maurice Kenny, Mohawk poet. The State University of New York (SUNY) Press reported that Maurice Kenny’s works “have received various accolades and awards. He was recognized by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers with the Elder Achievement Award, and two of his collections of poems, Blackrobe and Between Two Rivers, were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Kenny has also been honored with the American Book Award for The Mama Poems. His works have been recognized by National Public Radio, and have drawn the attention of famous figures such as Allen Ginsberg, Jerome Rothenberg, and Carolyn Forché.”

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