Poetry by Linda Hogan

April 1, 1988 • 6 x 9 • 80 pages • 978-0-918273-41-3

With poems of extraordinary strength and grace, Linda Hogan applies knowledge drawn from her Chickasaw background to the universal condition. Her poetry is that rarest of quantities: a modern book of revelations.

About the Author

A major American writer and the recipient of the 2007 Mountains and Plains Booksellers Spirit of the West Literary Achievement Award, Linda Hogan is a Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, teacher, and activist who has spent most of her life in Oklahoma and Colorado. Her fiction has garnered many honors, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination and her poetry collections have received the American Book Award, Colorado Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle nomination. A volunteer and consultant for wildlife rehabilitation and endangered species programs, Hogan has also published essays with the Nature Conservancy and Sierra Club.


Savings deals with all the ways we can save the past, save our awareness of the natural world, save out feeling for those ancestors who came out of that world and returned to it, and, in the process, save ourselves. It offers further reason to believe that Linda Hogan is a major poet of our generation.” World Literature Today

“These poems often lift off the page with a lyric thrill matched by the spare voice that recounts the myth or fable of Hogan’s making.” Small Press Magazine

“She creates a fresh symbolic system and invites her reader to use those symbols—crow, elk, geranium—to rip through the present, the urban.” Hungry Mind Review

“To be surprised by her keen eye is a joy.” Belles Lettres