Created from this following poem. The artist was selected out of thousands of entries and selected by jury to create a painting for publication 2018

Published and in the archives

Life at Chilocco Indian School


one Saturday a month was

Trunk Day


we were permitted

to go into the basement,

the room where

our luggage was stored,

and be there for a limited

amount of time,


and you could handle

your things




Found poemРquote by Choctaw student on p. 60 of They Called It Prairie Light: The Story of Chilocco Indian School (University of Nebraska Press, 1994).


the Poetry House Museum NYC


Published Poetry and Art 2018