Annotating the First Page of the First Navajo-English Dictionary

An excerpted version of my essay, “Annotating the First Page of the First Navajo-English Dictionary,” appeared today on The New Yorker’s website.

The essay (in its entirety) will be published in the forthcoming anthology This Is The Place (Seal Press, 2017).

THIS IS THE PLACE is a collection of personal essays written by 30 amazing women from across the country. The book covers a range of topics from solitude, neighbors, tiny homes and multi-generational living to environmental protection, domestic violence, immigration and patriotism. I have an essay in the collection, and I co-wrote the introduction with my co-editor, Kelly McMasters. Together, Kelly and I selected, edited and arranged each essay in the book. The pieces are by turns deep and dark, complex and shining.