Aja Couchois Duncan

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Aja Couchois Duncan is a social justice coach, capacity builder and writer of Ojibwe, French and Scottish descent who lives on the stolen and ancestral land of the Coastal Miwok people. Her writing has been anthologized in Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Coach House Press,) Bay Poetics (Faux Press) and Love Shook My Heart 2 (Alyson Press). Her debut collection, Restless Continent (Litmus Press) was selected by Entropy Magazine as one of the best poetry collections of 2016 and won the California Book Award in 2017. A fictional writer of non-fiction, she has published essays in the North American Review and Chain. In 2005, she was a recipient of the Marin Arts Council Award Grant for Literary Arts, and, in 2013, she received a James D. Phelan Literary Award. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and a variety of other degrees and credentials to certify her as human. Great Spirit knew it all along.

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Restless Continent
By Aja Couchois Duncan

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Posted October 22, 2020

Sweet Land, an opera, with libretto co-written by Aja Couchois Duncan & Douglas Kearney

The Arrivals wash up on the shore. They make contact with another civilization they call “the Hosts.” And from there, the story splinters, following diverging perspectives. Starting as ...

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