About Dr. Joseph Bruchac:
Dr. Joseph Bruchac, an enrolled member of the Nulhegan Abenaki Nation, is a traditional storyteller, musician and a writer. For over forty years he has been creating literature and music that often reflects his heritage. The author of more than 170 books for children and adults, many of which are used as educational texts, his poems, stories and essays have been published in hundreds of magazines and anthologies, ranging from American Poetry Review and The Paris Review to National Geographic and Highlights for Children.
His most recent books are Rez Dogs (Dial)-- a novel in verse listed by NPR as one of the best books of 2022 and Voices of the People (Reycraft)-- a collection of biographical poems about notable Native Americans chosen as the best poetry book of 2022 by School Library Journal.
His many honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, a Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circles of the Americas. In 2023 he was chosen as the first Poet Laureate of Saratoga Springs.
Since the 1970s, he's taught poetry workshops for young people in Poetry in the Schools programs in Vermont and New York State as well as poetry workshops for adults in libraries, colleges, and prisons throughout the United States.