Linda Hogan was born in 1947, in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Oklahoma. She obtained an M.A. degree from University of Colorado at Boulder in 1978. Hogan has played a prominent role in the development of contemporary Native American poetry, particularly in its relationship to environmental and anti-nuclear issues. She often incorporates a feminist perspective in her verse through description of women’s lives and feelings. She is a poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright, and essayist. She taught at the University of Minnesota, and has been an associate professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder since 1989. Linda Hogan is currently a lecturer in International Peace Studies at the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin.