Read the following two poems by M. L. Smoker, “The Feed” (Links to an external site.) and “Can You Feel the Native American in Me.” (Links to an external site.) Then read this short biography of M. L. Smoker (Links to an external site.) and answer all of the following questions.
1. What do you feel these two poems have in common? Be specific.
2. Even though Smoker writes about her Native American culture, do you see any similarities to your own culture, and if so, what?
3. If you had to write about your own culture or background, what would you chose to focus on? What is important enough to reflect on and write down so it doesn’t become lost to future generations?