Earle Thompson

(Earle)
Portrait of Earle Thompson by Jeremy Olson
 

Earle is a Native American who grew up on the Yakima Indian Reservation. He writes with unaffected honesty of life on alcohol and the streets as easily as he writes of the natural world and glimpses of Coyote. Earle has been printed in many literary journals; he was one of the featured poets in the Real Change anthology No Apologies; he is now compiling a book of his poetry. We finally talked him into using the word-processor at Real Change.