Morgan Talty

Morgan Talty, a citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation, received his BA in Native American Studies from Dartmouth College and his MFA in fiction from Stonecoast’s low-residency program. His story collection Night of the Living Rez is forthcoming from Tin House Books (2022), and his work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, Narrative Magazine, LitHub, and elsewhere. He teaches courses in both English and Native American Studies and is on the faculty at the Stonecoast MFA program in creative writing. He lives in Levant, Maine.

Morgan Talty

Morgan Talty

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The [Unintelligible]

Men are coming to take Mom’s bed.  Her quilts and blankets and sheets and throws are covered with cigarette burn holes. I strip the bed and fill four big black garbage bags and cram them in her closet whose door does not shut anyway. The mattress, now bare, has burn holes in it too, and […]

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The Citizenship Question: We the People

25 NOVEMBER 2019. 7:30 AM. HUSSON UNIVERSITY, BANGOR, MAINE. The memory begins here: we’re young, us skicins, and we’re somewhere on the reservation, the island. We could have been anywhere, but when we look back on it, we’re in the woods alongside the dirt road that runs against the Penobscot River down to the graveyard, […]

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The Name Means Thunder

I am no longer blind, but there was a time many years ago when I lost my vision. Next week I’ll see the eye doctor for my cataracts, and he’ll ask if my eyes were ever damaged. I don’t know how these things work, but should I go in for surgery—should it come to that—I […]

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