Linda Hogan Bio - Biography

Name Linda Hogan
Height 5'8
Naionality American
Date of Birth 24 August 1959
Place of Birth United States
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Linda Hogan, a Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and activist, is widely considered to be one of the most influential and provocative Native American figures in the contemporary American literary landscape. Not only is Hogan a prolific writer, but through her work she has distinguished herself as a political ideologist and an environmental/philosophical theorist. Her characteristically holistic representation of the human experience is important in that it centers on the concept that all life is interconnected; only by acknowledging and appreciating the relation of human life to other life forms, she says, can one fully respect and care for oneself.
Linda Hogan was born in Denver, Colorado, on July 17, 1947 to Charles Henderson, a Chickasaw, and Cleona Bower Henderson, a non-native. Because her father was in the army and was transferred from post to post throughout Hogan's childhood, the author and her family lived in various locations while she was growing up. Nevertheless, Hogan considers Oklahoma, where her father's family lives, to be her true home. Hogan's first collection of poetry, Calling Myself Home (1978), is a reflection of her love for the history, oral tradition, and landscape of the Chickasaw relocation land in Gene Autry, Oklahoma. This "home away from home" is represented in her first collection by imagery that is at once rich and earthy, bright and airy.

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