- 2020 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Poetry (General)
Margaret Noodin explains in the preface of her new poetry collection, "What the Chickadee Knows" (Gijigijigaaneshiinh Gikendaan): Whether we hear giji-giji-gaane-shii-shii or chick-a-dee-dee-dee depends on how we have been taught to listen." Our world is shaped by the sounds around us and the filter we use to turn thoughts into words. The book is concerned with nature, history, tradition, and relationships, and these poems illuminate the vital place of the author’s tribe.