Hogan, Linda (1947-)

Chickasaw novelist and poet Linda Hogan was born in Denver, Colorado. Her father was in the army and the family moved constantly during her childhood. Therefore, she considers Oklahoma, where her father's family now resides, to be her true home. Her first compilation of poetry, Calling Myself Home, reflects the background and traditions of the Chickasaw relocation land in Gene Autry, Oklahoma.

Linda did not plan to become a writer, and actually had very little experience writing when she started work on her first collection of poetry. At the time, she worked with handicapped children but devoted her lunch hours to reading and writing. She followed her call to writing by entering the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, in her late 20s. After completing her undergraduate ...

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