When the Animals Danced
In 1979 she crossed over from acoustic to electric music which was an easy task for Kim's powerful voice. She continued writing music and performing with Salem rhythm and blues groups, including Sig and The Sahibs, The Cool Whips, and Reflex Blue. Kim's solo acoustic guitar performances in Salem area venues will be remembered by many.
Her poetry and stories have been published in a variety of anthologies and journals both nationally and internationally including: "For She is the Tree of Life; Grandmothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers," "Blue Dawn, Red Earth," "Gatherings Vll," and "Reinventing the Enemy's Language."
Kim's journalistic writings have been published in nationally distributed News From Indian Country, New York Times syndicated multi-cultural wire service, The Bloomsbury Review, The Raven Chronicles, Indigenous Woman Magazine, American Indian Review, and locally Inkfish Magazine.
She recently submitted for publication "This Ain't No Dog and Pony Show," a collection of her interviews with notable Native American artists, writers, and teachers, and was also editing her first poetry collection manuscript as well as a CD of her original songs.
Imagine what it would be like if mainstream schools and Native schools had access to an accurate, multi-media Native curriculum that would reach both Native and non-Native children with positive realities while they were young and at the peak of their learning time.
Partnerships in Promise by E.K. Caldwell News from Indian Country