Kurt Schweigman

Kurt Schweigman is co-editor of Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2016). His poetry appears in Shedding Skins: Four Sioux Poets (Michigan State University Press, 2008). Kurt was a featured poet at the prestigious Geraldine R. Dodge 12th Biennial Poetry Festival and the first spoken word poet to receive an Archibald Bush Foundation artist fellowship in literature. Although retired from competition, he has won Poetry Slams across the United States and in Germany. Kurt has a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma. Born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota, he now resides in Oakland and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.