Asani Charles, Choctaw/Chickasaw/African American, begins her days with the ringing of a school bell. A secondary English teacher, she enjoys teaching Post Modernism and Multicultural Literature. After a lifetime in their native Southern California, Asani and her family moved to country Mesquite, Texas, where she spends her weekends listening to American Indian radio and hunting for local powwows to dance Women’s Southern Cloth. Her poetry has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Red Ink Magazine and Ahani; Indigenous American Poetry. She hopes to publish her first novel soon.
Publications and Prizes
Sing (University of Arizona Press, 2011), Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry reprint (University of Arizona Press, 2010), I Was Indian (Foothills Publishing, 2009)
Red Ink Magazine, To Topos, Yellow Medicine Review, Yukhika-Latuhse (She tells us Stories)
What I'm Reading Now:
Omeros by Derek Walcott
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Listing last updated: April 19, 2013