Anishinaabe poet Denise Sweet has a long resume that spans a career as an academic (as a professor of Humanistic Studies, Creative Writing and First Nations Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay), a performer, and a writer, and she served as Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate from 2004–2008. Palominos Near Tuba City combines a selection of Sweet’s most beloved poems with new works. Her poems dig their roots into the past, using history and memory to push new shoots up for the future. Sweet’s writing is visceral, tangible, audible; it immerses the reader’s every sense in startling imagery. The poems in Palominos Near Tuba City (Holy Cow! Press, April 24) are penned with a light touch that alternates easily between serious wisdom and gentle humor. Literary hub has more.