Linda Hogan is the (Chickasaw) Faculty at Indian Arts Institute, former Writer-in-Residence for The Chickasaw Nation and Professor Emerita from University of Colorado. She is an internationally recognized public speaker and writer of poetry, fiction and essays. In July, 2014, Dark, Sweet: New and Selected Poems was published by Coffee House Press. Her three latest books are Indios, Rounding the Human Corners and the well-regarded novel People of the Whale. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas, The Wordcraft Circle, and The Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association. Her most recent awards have been the 2016 Thoreau Prize from PEN, and the significant Native Arts and Culture Award.