Author Archives: Llyn De Danaan

About Llyn De Danaan

LLyn De Danaan is an anthropologist and author. She writes fiction and nonfiction. Katie Gale: A Coast Salish Woman's Life on Oyster Bay was published by the University of Nebraska Press. She is currently a speaker for Humanities Washington.

June 2017: Forthcoming

Lots going on in my writing world. Have been submitting stuff. A story, a poem, an essay. A poem appeared this spring in Tod Marshall’s anthology WA 129. Tod is Washington State poet laureate. I was pleased to be included. … Continue reading

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No Stranger to Change: The Oyster Bay of Katie Gale

No Stranger to Change: The Oyster Bay of Katie Gale Presented at NW History meetings in Portland in Spring 2014 LLyn De Danaan, Ph.D. Emerita, The Evergreen State College June 2014 “History is usually written by the winners. Their lives … Continue reading

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Two Hills

Two Hills For my cousin Pete Patterson June 2017 There was a standpipe On the highest rise, Above my Grandma’s house. And to the west, a cemetery Always neatly shorn Forbidding to a child born from its ceremony. It was … Continue reading

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All the Dogs Died and the People Got Old

All the Dogs Died and the People Got Old LLyn De Danaan June  2017 The Ash tree had never looked so grand. It was a burning bush of red-orange, a color that glowed, seemingly from an inner source though it … Continue reading

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New Verse: March 2017

Meta-Foray* at Character’s Corner March 7, 2017 The basket that she puts before me Gives off memory of county fairs. Deep fried things all smell the same no matter where you are. “What are we drinking?” she inquires. “An IPA … Continue reading

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Saturday March 12, 2016

Much thanks to Marilyn Frasca for her journal workshop today.   Fracking Push deep into your soul Don’t hold back Breathe into that space you’ve made And see what happens. Bored Bound by my diary and the illusion of a … Continue reading

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Spoil and Gob: The Remainders of Life March 2016

Spoil and Gob: The Remainders of Life                        The author with her father and mother as they inspect a model of the house he later built.   by LLyn De Danaan It could begin with fear of the Internal Revenue Service. … Continue reading

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A Note on the Passing of Rudy Martin March 2016

My Snowman’s Burning Down Rudy Martin, Willie Parsons, and I were deans together at The Evergreen State College in the early to mid 1970s. Rudy had been one of the 18  planners and schemers who worked together for a year … Continue reading

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Sleep, Putter, Die March 6, 2016

SLEEP, PUTTER, DIE LLyn De Danaan March 6, 2016 I’ve been floundering around, as in writhing in my own existential quasi-despair, for some time, and the recent death of a close friend finally did me in. It wasn’t as if … Continue reading

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2016 Speaking Engagements (as of March 3, 2016)

Elma, Washington April 12 Chehalis, Washington April 12 Ephrata, Washington April 26 Moses Lake, Washington April 27 Leavenworth, Washington April 28 Bainbridge Island, Washington April 30 Port Townsend, Washington May 6 Gig Harbor, Washington July 7 All of these events are … Continue reading

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