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Asani Charles

Author's Bio

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)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Omeros by Derek Walcott
Favorite Books:
Oxherding Tale Mama Day Reservation Blues
Favorite Authors:
Charles Johnson Gloria Naylor Sherman Alexie

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Listing last updated: November 11, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
African American, Mixed Race, Native American
Prefers to work with:
Fluent in:
English, Spanish
Born in:
San Francisco, CA
Raised in:
Los Angeles, CA

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