Poetry, Activism, and Queer Indigenous Imaginative Landscapes: Conversations with Janice Gould

Lisa Tatonetti

  • Lisa Tatonetti Kansas State University

Abstract

This essay offers a final interview with Koyoonk’auwi writer and scholar Janice Gould (1949-2019). Tatonetti first contextulaizes Gould's work and then presents their discussion in three sections: Questions on Seed (2019), Gould's latest poetry collection; Questions on California; and Questions on Queer Indigenous History.

 

 

Author Biography

Lisa Tatonetti, Kansas State University

Lisa Tatonetti is a Florida native who lives in a fabulous 1920s house that's in ongoing need of renovation with Samson the wonder cat. While she will always miss the ocean, she has been enchanted by the tallgrass, wildflowers, and deer of the Konza prairie. If you come visit campus in the spring, she may drag you along to a 5am viewing of the elusive Prairie chicken--be warned.

Lisa studies and teaches the texts and contexts of Queer Indigenous literatures. She is co-editor of Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Contemporary Two-Spirit Literature (University of Arizona Press, 2011) and author of The Queerness of Native American Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). In addition to her work in these areas, she focuses on Multiethnic American literatures, 20th-21st century North American literature, and is a proud member of the Cultural Studies track.

Published
2020-12-03
How to Cite
Tatonetti, L. (2020). Poetry, Activism, and Queer Indigenous Imaginative Landscapes: Conversations with Janice Gould. Transmotion, 6(2), 90-116. https://doi.org/10.22024/UniKent/03/tm.894
Section
Interview