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It’s been a huge week for RED INK: The journal has officially relaunched and Issue 18.1 is now for sale. But our mission is to be more than just a print journal; we want to engage with communities beyond academia.
Fiction editor Kenny Dyer-Redner is proof of that, as he’s recently completed an amazing journey across fifteen reservations for his thesis VEHICLE OF RESISTANCE: A BICYCLE RIDE FOR THE LAND, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY.
Marshall Terrill talked to Kenny about his work, which “uses a theoretical framework that explores four concepts: history/land, storytelling, the physical body and political action.” Read more about Kenny’s thesis and trip in Terrill’s article for ASU Now.
We’re so proud of you, Kenny! At our Issue 18.1 mailing party, Kenny looked happy if tired, saying:
“It was a great experience, and I can’t wait to do it again. I am happy to be home again with my family, though.”
We’d like to offer a special thanks to our dedicated staff, and to the crew at JC Printing for their guidance. Many, many thanks to our patient and talented contributors whose words and art make all this possible. Without them this is nothing.
Special thanks to the talented Jeremy Singer,who granted us use of his art for the cover. It’s a beautiful and sublime composition that reflects the words and visions inside. Special thanks also to Sherman Alexie, the ASU Art Museum, and the ASU community for helping us kick off the issue in style:
Help celebrate the inaugural issue of RED INK International Journal of Indigenous Literature, Arts, and Humanities with National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie, a Spokane-Coeur de Alene poet, filmmaker, and novelist. Alexie will give a talk and then read from and sign copies of his books, which will be available for sale at the event by Phoenix Book Company.
Alexie has published 24 books including What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned, Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and a 20th Anniversary edition of his classic book of stories, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.
Smoke Signals, the movie he wrote and co-produced, won the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.
Alexie’s visit is hosted by the ASU RED INK Indigenous Initiative for All: Collaboration and Creativity at Work, with support from ASU’s American Indian Studies, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Center for Indian Education.
You can find the event flyer here & ASU Event description here.
Please join us on Saturday, April 16, from 12-1PM at the Connections Café in the Tempe Public Library, where Red Ink Editors & members of the ASU faculty will be participating in the inaugural Tempe Book Festival. Acclaimed poets Simon Ortiz, Bojan Louis and Laura Tohe will be sharing their works. The reading will celebrate authors who are expressive voices of Indigenous (Native) America as a social-cultural entity.