LeAnne Howe

Poet, fiction writer, filmmaker, and playwright LeAnne Howe is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Howe’s lyrical poems engage Native American life. She is the author of the poetry collection Evidence of Red: Poems and Prose, which won the Oklahoma Book Award. Her novels include Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story and Shell Shaker, which won the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award. The French translation of Shell Shaker, entitled Equinoxes Rouge, was a finalist for the 2004 Prix Médicis Etranger. Howe’s scholarly articles have appeared in Pre-removal Choctaw History: Exploring New Paths, Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective, and Foundations of First Peoples’ Sovereignty: History, Culture, and Education. Howe’s honors include a Fulbright Scholarship to Jordan as well as residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. She has also received the Writer of the Year Award from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers as well as a grant from the Iowa Arts Council.