Joe Jackson and Black Elk

Joe Jackson and Black Elk

Photo Credit: Casey Scalf

Rabbi Rami talks to Joe Jackson about about how his fascination with the Native American holy man Black Elk began and his book Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary. A review of his book can be found in the Nov/Dec 2016 issue of Spirituality & Health.

Joe Jackson is the author of six works of nonfiction and one novel, including, most recently, Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic (FSG, 2012). His book The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire was named one of Time’s top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2008. He is the Mina Hohenberg Darden Endowed Professor of Creative Writing in the M.F.A. creative writing program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

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