Timothy P. McLaughlin is a poet, speaker, and coach. He served many years in native education and founded an indigenous youth spoken word program featured in the New York Timesand on the PBS NewsHour. He is the editor of the anthology Walking on Earth & Touching the Skyand the producer of the poetry album and documentary film both titled Moccasins & Microphones. McLaughlin has created two collections of his own wild earth poetry: Rooted & Risenand the forthcoming Seeds Under the Tongue. He is perhaps best known for his powerful style of embodied poetry recitation and storytelling.
Raised with Catholicism, McLaughlin has followed a traditional Lakota spiritual path since early manhood. He and his wife, Madi Sato, are co-directors of Praising Earth, an organization devoted to re-rooting oral traditions in modern culture and rewilding the human heart and voice. He lives beside the Santa Fe mountains with Madi and their three children.