The Treaty of New Echota: The Beloved Path Narrows

Daniel Heath Justice is a Colorado-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation and currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture at University of British Columbia, which is on unceded Musqueam territory. He is author of Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (Wilford Laurier University Press, 2018), Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History (University of Minnesota Press, 2006), and numerous essays and reviews in the field of Indigenous literary studies. He has also co-edited a number of critical and creative anthologies and journals, including the award-winning Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature (2014) and Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature (University of Arizona Press, 2011).

Notes from Coosa

Jennifer Elise Foerster is the author of two books of poetry, Bright Raft in the Afterweather (2018) and Leaving Tulsa (2013), both from the University of Arizona Press. An alumna of the Institute of American Indian Arts, she received her PhD at the University of Denver and her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry. Foerster is of European (German/Dutch) and Mvskoke descent and is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. She lives in San Francisco.

Don de Soto, Un-Redacted, As Told by the Lady of Cofitachequi

LeAnne Howe is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation. The Eidson Distinguished Professor of American Literature in English at the University of Georgia, her awards include the American Book Award, Western Literature Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award, the inaugural 2014 MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, and a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, among others. Her most recent book, Savage Conversations (Coffee House Press, 2019), tells the story of Mary Todd Lincoln and the “Savage Indian” spirit she said tortured her nightly.

Nathan Dixon is pursuing a PhD in English literature and creative writing at the University of Georgia. His creative work has appeared in Tin House, the North Carolina Literary Review, the Northern Virginia Review, the Penn Review, and NAILED, among others. His one-act play “Thoughts & Prayers Inc.” was recently chosen by National Book Award winner Nikky Finney as the forty-eighth annual winner of the Agnes Scott College Prize. His scholarly work has twice appeared in Renaissance Papers, where he previously served as assistant editor. He co-curates the YumFactory reading series in Athens, Georgia.

What Makes the Red Man Red? Answer: The U.S. Census

Nathan Dixon is pursuing a PhD in English literature and creative writing at the University of Georgia. His creative work has appeared in Tin House, the North Carolina Literary Review, the Northern Virginia Review, the Penn Review, and NAILED, among others. His one-act play “Thoughts & Prayers Inc.” was recently chosen by National Book Award winner Nikky Finney as the forty-eighth annual winner of the Agnes Scott College Prize. His scholarly work has twice appeared in Renaissance Papers, where he previously served as assistant editor. He co-curates the YumFactory reading series in Athens, Georgia.

Matt Kliewer is a PhD student at the University of Georgia specializing in Indigenous literatures and film. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and is currently the poetry reviews editor at Transmotion.

Disneyland, Not

Janet McAdams is Robert P. Hubbard Professor of Poetry at Kenyon College. Her books include Red Weather (University of Arizona Press, 2012); Feral (Salt Publishing, 2007); The Island of Lost Luggage (University of Arizona Press, 2000), which won an American Book Award; and a chapbook of prose poems, Seven Boxes for the Country After. With Geary Hobson and Kathryn Walkiewicz, she edited the anthology The People Who Stayed: Southern Indian Writing after Removal (University of Oklahoma Press, 2010).

Bruegel: Census and Massacre

Martin Harries is a professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, and the author of Forgetting Lot’s Wife: On Destructive Spectatorship (Fordham University Press, 2007) and Scare Quotes from Shakespeare: Marx, Keynes, and the Language of Reenchantment (Stanford University Press, 2000). His current book project, “Theater after Film,” investigates the impact of mass culture on forms of drama after World War II.

In the Ecotone

Janine Joseph was born in the Philippines. She is the author of Driving Without a License (Alice James Books, 2016), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize. Her writing appears in the Atlantic, World Literature Today, The Poem’s Country, Zócalo Public Square, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, and elsewhere. Her commissioned libretti for the Houston Grand Opera/HGOco include In Our Care; What Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline; “On This Muddy Water”; and From My Mother’s Mother. A co-organizer for Undocupoets and a MacDowell Fellow, Janine is an assistant professor of poetry at Oklahoma State University.

on The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care by Anne Boyer 

Rachel Kincaid lives in Minneapolis, where she is working on and off at writing about ghosts.

on Savage Conversations by LeAnne Howe 

Shanae Aurora Martínez is an assistant professor of English specializing in Indigenous literatures at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and the University of California at Davis. She has served as an editor and labor organizer, and her work can be found in Studies in American Indian Literatures, The Georgia Review, and Cream City Review.