WRITER IN RESIDENCE
April 30 – May 8, 2022
Margaret Noodin received an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in English and Linguistics from the University of Minnesota. She is Professor of English and American Indian studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where she also serves as the Associate Dean of the Humanities and Director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education.
She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature, Weweni and What the Chickadee Knows (Wayne State University Press) which are both bilingual collections of poetry in Anishinaabemowin and English. To hear her work, visit www.ojibwe.net.
While in residence Margaret will be completing the final edits on a book manuscript for Michigan State University Press titled Aanikanootaage: Anishinaabe Translations of Global Literature which will contain translations of a range of world literature by Sappho, Hafiz, Chaucer and Shakespeare along with the Indigenous literature that would have long been exchanged in North America including excerpts of Lakota warrior narratives by George Sword and passages from the Kayanerenko:wa (Great Law of Peace) of the Haudenosaunee. She also plans to write one poem of thanks in Anishinaabemowin each day to be shared via the ojibwe_net Instagram account to celebrate the beauty of the language, the land and the lake.