Poet Spotlight: Lydia Whirlwind Soldier

This is part of a series highlighting some of the poets anthologized in Poetry of Presence. We thank the poets for providing the material. Today we shine the spotlight on Lydia Whirlwind Soldier.


POP Spotlight Lydia


Short bio: I’m Sicangu Lakota, born in Bad Nation on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. An enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and a Lakota speaker, I’m a poet, nonfiction writer, business owner and recognized craftswoman. Holding a Master’s in Education Administration from Pennsylvania State University, I also worked in education for thirty years. My collection of poems, Memory Songs, was published in 1999 by the Center for Western Studies.