Linda Hogan, a Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and activist, is widely considered to be one of the most influential and provocative Native American figures on the contemporary literary landscape. Although her work has been the focus of numerous essays and conference presentations, until now there has not been a collection of critical essays based solely on her work. This collection's ten unpublished essays and one interview with Hogan reflect the most current and productive critical commentary on Linda Hogan's texts. The book presents new perspectives and a deeper understanding of Hogan's writing for scholars and students in American fiction, Native American literature, women's studies, environmental literature, as well as for readers of her novels, non-fiction, and poetry.
Barbara J. Cook is a visiting assistant professor of English and Theatre at Easter Kentucky University.