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Simon Joseph Ortiz
Simon J. Ortiz, poet, writer, storyteller, and Doctor of Letters , is author of over a dozen books, including Out There Somewhere, Men on the Moon, After and Before the Lightning, and Woven Stone. He is also the editor of numerous collections, including Speaking for the Generations: Native Writers on Writing, and Earth Power Coming: Short Fiction in Native American Literature. He has taught at the University of New Mexico and the Institute of American Indian Arts, and served as lieutenant governor of the Pueblo of Acoma and consulting editor of the Pueblo of Acoma Press. As a teacher of poetry and fiction, he stresses the artful power of the "storytelling voice." He teaches and writes now at the University of Toronto. Naked in the Wind. NC: QUetzal-Vihio Press, 1971. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper, 1976. Fight Back: For the sake of the people for the sake of the land. Albuqurque: University if New Mexico Press, 1980. From Sand Creek: Rising in this heart which is our America. New York: Thunder's Mouth, 1981. Out There Somewhere. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2002. Men on the Moon: collected short stories. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1999. Speaking for the Generations: native writers on writing. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1998. After and Before the Lightning. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1994. Woven Stone. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1992. Song, Poetry, Language. Tsaile, AZ: Navajo Community COllege Press, 1978. A Poem is a Journey. Bourbonais, IL: Pternandon Press, 1981. Biographical information Given name: Simon Joseph Family name: Ortiz Birth date: May 1941 Nationality: American Ethnicity: Acoma Pueblo Family relations father: Joe L. Ortiz mother: Mamie Ortiz wife: Marlene Foster (from 1981 to 1984) son: Raho Nez Ortiz daughter: Rainy Dawn Ortiz daughter: Sara Marie Ortiz Education McCarty's Day School Fort Lewis College: 1961 to 1962 University of New Mexico (B.A.) to 1968 University of Iowa (M.F.A.) to 1969 Honours Lieutenant Governor of Acoma Pueblo, NM National Endowment for the Arts Discovery Award: 1969 White House Salute to Poetry and American Poets: 1980 Fellowship: 1981 Literary Achievement New Mexico Humainites Council: 1989 Lifetime Achievement Award, Native Writer's Circle: 1993 Returning the Gift Lifetime Achievement Award: 1993 Occupations arts co-ordinator Storyteller Reporter Public Relations Worker Military Service: 1963 to 1966 Residences Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico Portland, Oregon to 1990 San Diego, California to 1974 Rough Rock Arizona: 1969 to 1970 Tsaile, Arizona: 1975 to 1977 Kentfield, California: 1976 to 1979 Toronto, Canada: 2001

four poems for a child son

It has to do with full moments
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