SEEDS UNDER THE TONGUE
In this second collection, McLaughlin wields a boldly ecstatic voice to explore a confluence of themes: wanderings on the wild earth, relations with more-than-human presences, engagement with indigenous ceremony, reckoning with Catholicism, the swirl of young family life. These heart scores are delivered in a euphonic, incantatory brand of storytelling that delights and provokes at the depths.
Homebound Publications, 2019
Rooted & Risen
This début poetry collection from Timothy P. McLaughlin chronicles an inspired intimacy with the still wild places and presences of the Earth. The musical, iridescent language delights the senses and draws the reader/listener back into an essential creatureliness and basic loving kinship with the natural world.
Homebound Publications, 2016
Walking on Earth & Touching the Sky: Poetry and Prose by Lakota Youth
This is an exceptional poetry and short prose collection written by Lakota students at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The selections explore a wide range of subjects—Lakota culture, nature, animals, relations, language, silence, poverty, death—with fierce honesty and precocious insight. The book was compiled and includes chapter introductions by Timothy P. McLaughlin and contains never-before-published paintings by acclaimed Lakota artist S. D. Nelson.
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2012
American Folklore Society Aesop Accolade 2012
New York Public Library 100 Children’s Books for Reading and Sharing List 2012
National Council of Teachers of English Notable Children’s Books 2013
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2013
Moccasins & Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling
This dynamic spoken poetry album presents the finest work of the celebrated Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Program founded by Timothy P. McLaughlin. The poems address socio-political issues significant to Native peoples through an artistic lens, sharing the personal stories behind weighty topics. The pieces explore both the dark (historical injustices, environmental abuse, blood quantum) and the light (language preservation, reclamation of Native identity, profound traditional practices) to create an inclusive artistic tapestry that is powerfully real.
Santa Fe Indian School, 2010
New Mexico Music Award 2011
Native American Music Award Nomination 2011