Choctaw Nation citizen LeAnne Howe is one of the most prolific and influential 21st century Indigenous American authors, first emerging as a writer during the late nineteen eighties, the era dubbed the “Native American Renaissance” by scholar Kenneth Lincoln (Cox and Justice 3). Howe has authored works in a variety of genres including fiction, poetry, drama, drama-in-verse, travelogue, screenplay, libretto, and literary theory. Howe’s ability to move between genres and interweave them seamlessly is a hallmark of her style, and it can also give us insight into her much-cited theory of tribalography, about the ways in which Native Americans tell stories.

LeAnne Howe is the pseudonym for Izola Wilson, born April 29, 1951, in a home for unwed Indian mothers in Edmond, Oklahoma, to a

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Citation: Squint, Kirstin. "LeAnne Howe". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 August 2021 [, accessed 09 December 2023.]

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