Navajo poet, educator at Arizona State University, and expert in indigenous rhetoric
“Despite Colonization, We’re Still Here”
Kyle Grant Wilson is Diné (Navajo) from Fort Defiance, Arizona, and is the Indigenous Rhetoric Coordinator in the Department of English at Arizona State University. He also is affiliated faculty in American Indian Studies, and honors faculty in The Barrett Honors College. He received his bachelor’s in English education and his master’s degree in creative writing (poetry).
Indigenous rhetoric at ASU traverses issues such as decolonization, self-identification, and acculturation, and voices from the periphery for empowerment. Texts feature writers from a diverse Indigenous spectrum and authors with comparative ethos but from different backgrounds.
He started and directs Project Communal Effort at ASU, a student-run group that organizes fundraisers to benefit local indigenous families facing disparities. He publishes poetry centralized on the themes of “Indigenous Identities” and “Decolonization”. His poems have been published in Rattle, Arizona Highways, Arizona Republic, Red Ink and he has been featured in Poet Lore.
Last Updated May 12, 2017