The Delicacy and Strength of Lace

The Delicacy and Strength of Lace
Letters between Leslie Marmon Silko and James Arlington Wright

This past summer I had the honor to read this book of letters between two phenomenal writers: Leslie Marmon Silko and James Arlington Wright. The book really touched me and reminded me how human connections can be so powerful and life-affirming. Leslie Marmon Silko is one of my favorite Native American writers. James Arlington Wright is a famous poet. In one of Silko’s letters, she describes her rooster, which is pictured on the cover of the book. Here is one of my favorite roosters, my husband dubbed “Reggie”.

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Alas, like Silko’s rooster, Reggie was not to survive long. Fiesty and defensive of his hens, he is remembered in our family stories, too.