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Barbara Robidoux

Barbara Robidoux, 2015
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Barbara Robidoux (born Barbara Mautone, September 25, 1944, Beverly, Massachusetts, U.S.A.), American writer of Cherokee (Tsalagi), Italian, and Scottish heritage. Now working as a teacher, she earned a BA from the University of New Hampshire, an MA from Vermont College, and an MFA in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has published three books of haiku, tanka, and haibun: Migrant Moon (2012), The Storm Left No Flowers (2018), and Stirring Sorrow into Soup (2021). She also writes fiction and has published two collections of linked stories: Sweetgrass Burning: Stories from the Rez (2016) and The Legacy of Lucy LittleBear (2017), both set on a reservation in Maine. Robidoux has lived in Santa Fe since 1995.

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Updated on February 26, 2022