Saturday, April 24, 2004
Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington State, and he's written novels, movies, poetry and essays exploring modern Native American life. He called his first collection of stories The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. We asked Alexie to read a poem he'd written that, to him, summed up something he cared about in the West. He chose one he's yet to publish — called "My Architect." Produced Kerrie Hillman and Leital Molad.