These found poems are drawn from interviews with elderly citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation recorded in 1937-38 and archived as part of the Indian-Pioneer Papers, Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma.
In a Hollow Tree
In Old Hollow Logs
James Treat is the author of Around the Sacred Fire: Native Religious Activism in the Red Power Era (Palgrave Macmillan / St. Martin’s Press, 2003; paperback edition, University of Illinois Press, 2008) and the editor of several volumes of native literature. At the University of Illinois, he teaches courses on indigenous religious and ecological traditions and on the place of nature in contemporary criticism. Treat is an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. More information is available at https://jamestreat.wordpress.com