Oneida author Louis V. Clark III released How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century earlier this year in February. A mix of poetry and prose, How to Be an Indian draws from Clark's life as a 'modern Indian' who attempts to hold on to his culture and tradition in the face of violence and oppression.
In deceptively simple prose and verse, Louis V. "Two Shoes" Clark III shares his life story, from childhood on the Rez, through school and into the working world, and ultimately as an elder, grandfather, and published poet. How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century explores Clark’s deeply personal and profound take on a wide range of subjects, from schoolyard bullying to workplace racism to falling in love. Warm, plainspoken, and wryly funny, Clark’s is a unique voice talking frankly about a culture’s struggle to maintain its heritage. His poetic storytelling style matches the rhythm of the life he recounts, what he calls "the heartbeat of my nation."
Clark will be presenting his work at Centennial Hall in Milwaukee this next Monday, June 19th where he will also take part in a meet-and-greet.
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How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century: Meet the Author Louis V. Clark III
Take a lifelong journey, in prose and verse, with Oneida author and poet Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes), who chronicles his voyage from schoolyard bullies to workplace to discover How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century at Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth St., Monday, June 19, 7-8 p.m. Warm, plainspoken, and wryly funny, Clark shares his own American Indian story, talking frankly about a culture’s struggle to maintain its heritage. Co-Sponsored by Boswell Cook Company. Books available for purchase.