Fox Cities Book Festival: Louis V. Clark III- How a 21st Century Indian Became Published

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Born and raised on the Oneida Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin, Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes) turned to poetry to continue the oral tradition of his people, the People of the Standing Stone. A member of the Iroquois Confederacy, his family is of the Bear clan. His first chapbook, "Two Shoes," was published in 2011. His book, How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century recently won the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award. He and his wife live in Omro, Wisconsin, where their home is filled with love.

How a 21st Century Indian Became Published

Louis V. Clark III started to write poetry in the sixth grade. Sixth grade boys who write poetry---get beat up a lot, but he was born with a never quit attitude.