Meet the Judges of the Reclaiming Mni Sota Indigenous Writers Grant

Meet the Judges of the Reclaiming Mni Sota Indigenous Writers Grant

CMarie Fuhrman
Associate Director and Director of Poetry, Western Colorado University

CMarie Fuhrman is an author and poet whose work is rooted in the landscape of the West. She is the author of the collection of poems, Camped Beneath the Dam, and co-editor of two significant anthologies, Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, and Poetry and Native Voices: Indigenous Poetry, Craft, and Conversations. She has published or forthcoming poetry and nonfiction in multiple journals, including Terrain.org, Emergence Magazine, Platform Review, Northwest Review, Yellow Medicine Review, Poetry Northwest, and several anthologies.  CMarie is a regular columnist for the Inlander, Translations Editor for Broadsided Press, and the Elk River Writers Workshop Director. CMarie is the Associate Director and Director of poetry for the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Western Colorado University, where she teaches Nature Writing. CMarie is the host of Terra Firma, a podcast from Colorado Public Radio. She resides in the Salmon River Mountains of Idaho, serving as the Idaho Writer in Residence.

Erika T. Wurth
Author of White Horse

Erika T. Wurth’s novel WHITE HORSE is a New York Times editors pick, a Good Morning America buzz pick, and an Indie Next, Target book of the Month, and BOTM Pick. She is both a Kenyon and Sewanee fellow, has published in The Kenyon Review, Buzzfeed, and The Writer’s Chronicle, and is a narrative artist for the Meow Wolf Denver installation. She is an urban Native of Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee descent. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman for books, and Dana Spector for film. She lives in Denver with her partner, step-kids and two incredibly fluffy dogs.

Linda G. Johnston
Retired Educator

Linda G. Johnston is an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Her love for writing began very young on the Leech Lake reservation. She was first published in a BSU Upward Bound anthology in 1966. Along the way her education gave her decades of opportunities to serve Native people as a counselor, administrator, grant writer, and Tribal Council official. She has been published in Parabola magazine, two anthologies, and other literary publications.

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