(Poetry. Native American Studies. nila northSun's LOVE AT ...)
Poetry. Native American Studies. nila northSun's LOVE AT GUNPOINT is written with emotional honesty and biting elegance, embracing her tribal identity and confronting the challenges of being a contemporary American woman. Her poems are a confession of the extremes of her life: the highs of a first kiss, the lows of coming home to an empty house. "nila northSun's new poems are funny and brutal. In short, direct lines, she tells the story of a life filled with pain, shame, agony, and glorious little moments of joy. She is one of my favorite poets"-Sherman Alexie. Her book A SNAKE IN THE MOUTH is also available from SPD.
University of Montana.
NorthSun"s gritty, realistic poems about life both on and off the reservation have made her one of the most widely read of all Native American poets. She is often considered an influential writer in the second wave of the Native American Renaissance. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she is a graduate of the University of Montana-Missoula.
Governor Kenny Guinn appointed her to the Nevada State Arts Council that same year.
She lives on the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Reservation in Fallon, Nevada and works as a grant writer for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony.