Nebraska Authors

Laura Tohe

Born 1952 Navajo Reservation, AZ (USA)

Laure Tobe is Diné. She holds a Ph.D. in English from UNL. A librettist and an award-winning poet, she has written four books, including an oral history book on the remaining Navajo Code Talkers. Her commissioned libretto, Enemy Slayer: A Navajo Oratorio, made its world premier in 2008 and was performed by the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. She is a Professor with Distinction in Indigenous Literature at Arizona State University and is the current Navajo Nation Poet Laureate.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE
NM
AZ

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry

Keywords

Poetry; Native American Studies

Education

Bachelors of Arts Degree, 1975, University of New Mexico
Master of Arts Degree, 1985, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Occupation

Professor of Indigenous Literature at Arizona State University

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Arizona State University

Bibliography

Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. 2017.
Poetry included in All My Grandmothers Could Sing: Poems by Nebraska Women. 1984.

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