Tim McLaughlin is a poet, spoken word artist, and teacher. He is the editor of the award-winning book Walking on Earth and Touching the Sky: Poetry and Prose by Lakota Youth at Red Cloud Indian School and the producer of a poetry album and documentary film, both titled Moccasins and Microphones: Modern Nature Storytelling through Performance Poetry.
In this interview, i ask Tim what makes a song a medicine song. Hisresponse is "it is whispered up from the water or land to rekindle a dialogue between ancestral and contemporary man." He is a master of the magic of language.