Individual Author Record
Name: Mark TurcottePen Name: None Genre: Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children; Children; Born: North Dakota
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Illinois ConnectionLived in Chicago from 1993-1996.
Biographical and Professional InformationTurcotte is a Native American poet. As an infant, he lived on North Dakota's Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation and in the migrant camps of the western United States. He later moved and grew up in and around Lansing, Michigan. After leaving school he traveled the country, working and living on the road for nearly fifteen years. Arriving in Chicago in the spring of 1993 Turcotte rediscovered his love of words and writing and quickly established himself as a unique voice in the city's thriving poetry scene. That summer he was winner of the First Gwendolyn Brooks Open-mic Poetry Award.He currently lives and works out of Chicago and Kalamazoo
- Songs of Our Ancestors, Children`s Press, 1995
- Road Noise: A Poem, Mesilla Press, 1998
- Exploding Chippewas, Tri Quarterly Books, Northwestern University Press, 2002
- The Feathered Heart, Michigan State University Press, 2007
Selected Titles At Your Library
Songs of our ancestors :
ISBN: 0516451545. OCLC Number: Childrens Press,. Chicago :. ©1995. A collection of more than twenty poems that focus on famous North American Indians and events in their history.
Exploding Chippewas /
ISBN: 0810151227. OCLC Number: TriQuarterly Books,. Evanston, Ill. :. ©2002.
The feathered heart /
ISBN: 0870134825. OCLC Number: Michigan State University Press,. East Lansing :. ©1998. This revised and expanded edition of The Feathered Heart, Mark Turcotte's celebrated collection of Native American poetry, brings traditional oral culture to print. Torn, painful, vibrant, and full of hope, his poetry weaves together the multilayered and textured fabric of contemporary Native American urban and rural existence. Appropriately, each poem in The Feathered Heart possesses a deeply lyrical quality. Raw emotion echoes in Turcotte's voice, in his verse, in the things he sees. ""Ten Thousand Thousand Bones, "" for example, ""a poem about the desecration.