Paula Gunn Allen

Paula Gunn Allen was a Native American poet, professor, and literary critic. She was born in 1939 and spent her career writing essays and poems inspired by traditional Native American stories and her personal experiences. She is considered an important figure of the Native American Renaissance.


‘Grandmother’ (1991) is written by the Native American feminist poet Paula Gunn Allen. This poem is about the role of a speaker’s grandmother in her family.

Grandmother by Paula Gunn Allen Visual Representation