Spirit" was queer or Native and where that identity necessarily ddves reading practices. The process of reclaiming his past continued in the collection, The Mama Poems for which he received an American Book Awardin which Kenny writes for the first time about his childhood and family. University of Minnesota Press,in which he called on literary length collection, Dead" Letters Senr, inthe same year as the chaDbook cr'rtics to "practice the same sort of intellectual sovereignty" that he saw "many With Lot,e m Lesbia and released his latest book, Connorarioru, in 2d0g as Native poets" already accomplishing. Wild strawberries, whose vine-like runners give evidence that the long northern New York winter is ending, are emblems of growth and renewal, and picking them was a sacred ceremony in Mohawk tradition. Justice, Our Fire.
I was no more the loner, the outlaw, nor wall Rebellion, Kenny's essay represents an importanr early contributron even delinquent.
I could not have begun to compile and Vizenor and Louis Owens Norman: His father was of Mohawk-Irish descent; his mother was part Seneca.
His work has appeared in over forty-five anthologies, magazines, and journals in several languages, and radio and film productions.