Dr. Janice Gould’s tribal affiliation is Concow. She attended University of California and University of New Mexico, later earning a second Master’s degree at the University of Arizona. She served as the Pike’s Peak Poet Laureate for 2014-2016. Her poetry has garnered awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Astraea Foundation. Her book of poetry, Doubters and Dreamers, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. She also authored Earthquake Weather, Beneath My Heart, Alphabet, and The Force of Gratitude, a finalist for the Charlotte Mew Poetry Prize. Janice is the co-editor of a volume of essays on Native American poetry, Speak to Me Words. Her newest book of poetry, Seed, has just been published. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Elizabeth Woody (1959-)
Poet and artist Elizabeth Woody was named Oregon Poet Laureate in 2016, the first Native American appointed to the position. Woody's roots are in the Deschutes and the Columbia River basins, and her heritage of ecological and tribal values has inspired her to write poetry and prose that direct readers’ …