JOY HARJO was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She earned her BA from the University of New Mexico and MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
SIMON ORTIZ was born near Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is a Puebloan writer of the Acoma Pueblo tribe. He is one of the most respected and widely read Native American poets.
OREN LYONS is a Native American Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. Once a college lacrosse player, Lyons is now a recognized advocate of indigenous rights.