James Thomas Stevens

James Thomas Stevens is a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk tribe in upstate New York. Due to his family’s migration south, he was raised near his grandparents’ home on the Tuscarora Reservation. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts, The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa, and Brown University. Stevens is the author of Tokinish (First Intensity Press, 1994) and the forthcoming Combing the Snakes from His Hair (Michigan State University Press). He is a 2000 Whiting Writer’s Award winner and currently is Assistant Professor in English and American Indian Studies at the State University of New York College at Fredonia.
April 2002, Coordinates 2002 Conference