What the Chickadee Knows
By Margaret Noodin
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Margaret Noodin explains in the preface of her new poetry collection, What the Chickadee Knows (Gijigijigaaneshiinh Gikendaan), "Whether we hear giji-giji-gaane-shii-shii or
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What the Chickadee Knows
15 September 2020
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The poems here beautifully center Anishinaabe philosophy and language as a future, not just a past. They are also a joy to read.

Author Biography

Margaret Noodin is professor of English and American Indian studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she also serves as the associate dean of the Humanities and director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education. She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature and Weweni (Wayne State University Press, 2015), a collection of bilingual poems in Anishinaabemowin and English.