January 10, 2009

In Memory: E. Donald Two-Rivers, Local Ojibwa Poet, Playwright

E. Donald Two-Rivers 1945-2008: Ojibwa poet, playwright
Native American author from Canada founded Chicago theater, was active in community

By Trevor Jensen | Tribune reporter
January 8, 2009

E. Donald Two-Rivers, an Ojibwa Indian who left Canada at 16 and settled in Chicago's then rough-and-tumble Uptown neighborhood, took up writing while behind bars for robbery.

He went on to win a national award for short stories, start a Native American theater group, write plays, a newspaper column and poems that he read in dramatic fashion at poetry slams in Chicago and across the country...

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