In this episode, I am speaking with Manny Loley, Diné writer. Our interview includes the writing process of the Diné writer and his experiences with identity, storytelling and healing as a native person.
Manny Loley is ‘Áshįįhi born for Tó Baazhní’ázhí; his maternal grandparents are Tódích’íi’nii and his paternal grandparents are Kinyaa’áanii. He is a current Ph.D. candidate in English and literary arts at the University of Denver. Loley is director of the Emerging Diné Writers’ Institute. His work has homes in RED INK, the Santa Fe Literary Review, and is forthcoming in the Yellow Medicine Review, the Massachusetts Review and the Diné Reader: an Anthology of Navajo Literature (UofA Press, 2021)