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President's Friday Letter, 5-1-15

I feel celebratory (and tired) today.  So many good things have happened this week.  Let’s review:

Sherman Alexie

He visited, the room was packed, so much good learning happened.  755 more words

Integrated Education

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Junior is a Native American. He’s lived on the “rez” (reservation) all of his life. When he was born, he had “water on the brain”, his own poetic way of saying his brain was damaged. 206 more words

Realistic Fiction

National Authors for Indies Day heralds a new chapter for Canadian book stores

When acclaimed author Sherman Alexie offered to volunteer for a shift at his local Washington bookstore, he didn’t know he’d be spearheading an international grassroots movement. 675 more words

Arts

Sherman Alexie and the double cherry lip gloss kissing game

In a volley of spoken word biography, Sherman Alexie discussed his many cultural identities at yesterday’s visit to Cascadia College. Poor American Indian from the rez, “Catholic atheist,” basketball fanatic, married middle-aged heterosexual, father of two boys, literary genius, admirer of… 119 more words

Integrated Education

It's AP Season...

The test is fast approaching and I’m sure some of you are trying to cram in some novels on the list. Here are a few that probably won’t make you want to gouge your eyes out so you never have to read again. 223 more words

Reading

Sherman Alexie offers humor and commentary on banned books

Acclaimed Indian novelist Sherman Alexie spoke to audiences at Fresno State last month, in a commentary infused with humor about the ineffectiveness of book-banning efforts.  37 more words

Print

Poetry Favorites: The Best American Poetry 2015

A seminal favorite, the newest Best America Poetry will be out September 8th.

The premier anthology of contemporary American poetry continues with an exceptional volume edited by award-winning novelist and poet Sherman Alexie.

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National Poetry Month