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National Poetry Month: “Song Of Speaks-Fluently,” A Traditional Native-American Poem

Houston poet Tony Hoagland reads one of his favorite poems in translation.

Osage Warrior of the Wha-Sha-She Band (a subdivision of Hunkah). Painted by George Catlin in 1834.
Osage Warrior of the Wha-Sha-She Band (a subdivision of Hunkah). Painted by George Catlin in 1834.

Poet and University of Houston Creative Writing Professor, Tony Hoagland, shares a poem that he finds timeless and profound – “Song of Speaks-Fluently,” a Native American poem of Osage origin.

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Catherine Lu

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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