Grainy Film Effect Photos on SteveHuffPhoto.com

Amy in a shower cap

Confidence in Culture

American Indian Cultural Center and Museum

Museums are sprouting up all over Indian Country… but what does it mean?

Finalist for Alex La Guma Award

But not a winner. From C&R Press… 

Manhattan and the Mephistophelean Mind

I learned about the MONIAC in my high school marco-economics class: a.k.a. the Financephalograph or the Philips Hydraulic Computer, MONIAC was a massive machine, the size of two grandfather clocks bolted together, only instead of gears there was colored fluid inside, sluicing through tubes, pushing valves open and filling cisterns. Here, fluid was a metaphor for money, and by manipulating how much trickled through the system (pour in investments, drain out expenditures…) MONIAC could model Great Britain’s fiscal policy.

At the Tulsa Death Match

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Photo courtesy of Literary Death Match

INDIAN MADE FOREIGN LIQUOR

My publisher went out of business, which means my novel INDIAN MADE FOREIGN LIQUOR is on offer once again. If you’re a publisher and are interested in taking a look, please feel free to get in touch. Click to download a sample chapter.

Event: Literary Death Match

Come see me on Oct. 17th (if you’re in Tulsa) at the third annual Literary Death Match

On Bohemian Life in the Sooner State

 

HOMEWARD BOUND: Tahlequah via Brooklyn: James McGirk writes notes from a screened-in porch in a city that sleeps.

Amy McGirk in the Tahlequah Daily Press

A Tale of Two Cherokee Chiefs

Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a bucolic swatch of storefronts and brick bungalows nestled among rolling hills and lazy rivers. Situated in northeast Oklahoma, it is the capital of Cherokee Nation, which, with nearly 300,000 members (189,000 of whom live in the state), is the second-largest Indian tribe in the country, and a domestic dependent nation with its own court system and government.