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 a doctoral candidate in English Literature and creative writing at the University of Georgia, where he serves as graduate editor at The Georgia Review. His creative work has appeared in Redivider, Fence, Tin House, Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. His critical and scholarly work has appeared in Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde, 3:AM Magazine, Transmotion, and Renaissance Papers, where he previously served as assistant editor.