After an academic vocation teaching at several public research universities, I am now an autonomous scholar, freelance creative, indigenous advocate, and nonviolent outdoorsman living in southwest New Mexico, within walking distance of the Continental Divide.
My research focuses on American Indian ways of knowing, especially in the wake of imperial modernity. On a more theoretical level, I am interested in the human ecology of indigenous societies as a critique of industrial civilization. I write literary nonfiction in various genres — reflexive scholarship, narrative history, topical essays, and found poetry.
Much of my recent work has focused on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, beginning with a monthly column on tribal traditions published in the Muscogee Nation News, reprinted by a dozen other periodicals, and archived at Mvskoke Country. I am currently writing a quarterly column for POME Magazine, another MCN publication, and working on related projects for our tribal enterprises. I am also completing a book manuscript titled A Sort of Strange Land: Poems Found in Indian Territory; previous versions of some of these pieces have been published in various literary and scholarly journals.
Whether you are a former student or colleague, an old friend or acquaintance, or just someone who happens to be interested in my work, I hope you will take a moment to let me know how you are by using the contact form at the top of the sidebar. I look forward to hearing from you!
“Reclaiming the Chickasaw Plum” (reprint). Southern Fruit Fellowship Newsletter, January–March 2019: 6-9.