Asani Charles


1026 Trickham Dr
Forney, TX 75126

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 & 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
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Yukhika-Latuhse (She tells us Stories)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Born a crime by Trevor Noah

More Information

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
Raised in: 
Los Angeles, CA
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Last update: Sep 19, 2021