2sDay Poems, Alaskan Native writers, Gooch, La Lupe, Latino poet, Maraca: New & Selected Poems, Mary TallMountain, The Last Wolf, The Light on the Tent Wall, Tlingit art, Victor Hernandez Cruz, wolf poems
The Tlingit word for ‘wolf’ is gooch, and with the recent supermoon plastering the weekend skies, I thought it would be fun to share two of my favorite wolf poems, both from kick-a$$ poets (like top of the top ten of the poetry gods, no lie).
The first is from fellow Alaskan Native Mary TallMountain.
THE LAST WOLF
The last wolf hurried toward me
through the ruined city
and I heard his baying echoes
down the steep smashed warrens
of Montgomery Street and past
the ruby-crowned highrises
their lighted elevators useless
Passing the flicking red and green
of traffic signals
baying his way eastward
in the mystery of his wild…
The second is from Latino poet Victor Hernández Cruz.
And for those Native American art lovers, enjoy oodles of Tlingit (and other tribal) art over at AlaskaNativeArtists.com, including this supercool carved gooch helmet: