Four Contemporary Native American Poets to Read Today

Sherman Alexie One of my personal favorite poets, Alexie is a joy to read both on the page and on Twitter, where he melds pop culture, his Spokane heritage, politics and calls for change, humor, and poetic thoughts. His poetry and short stories address the lives of modern Native Americans, emphasizing the realities that shape […]

A Chicago Gift Named Shel

How might you answer if asked, “Who was Shel Silverstein?” Just who was that bald and bearded one-of-a-kind creative beloved by generations of readers? an award-winning children’s book author a poet a cartoonist an award-winning song writer a performer a recording artist an accomplished playwright all of the above Not to worry if the correct […]

Welcome to the American Writers Museum Blog!

We are in the midst of exciting times at the American Writers Museum.  Since our founding in 2010, we have attracted support from foundations, corporations, government and individuals – all in support of the establishment of the FIRST and ONLY museum in America that will celebrate writers. As of Friday, August 21, 50 different author […]