Sherman Alexie – The Bombest Poet

18 Oct

I recently read Sherman Alexie’s short story, “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” and instantly fell in love! His poems and short stories are all about being an American Indian, living in a America but always feeling like an outsider.

I completely identify with his work as I was born in Paris and I’ve spent almost half my life their, and the other half in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, I still never feel completely at home in either place.. am I more French or American?

Funny thing is when I go to France, I’m considered the American of the family! But, when I’m “home” in L.A., I want so much not to be American. Almost as if saying the word is an insult to my French culture. (I’m in no way saying being American is bad! Just that I have a conflicting relationship with the word itself.)

Anyway,enough about me. Go check out this interview of him on PBS and read his work! It’s the bomb!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: