Timothy P. McLaughlin is a poet, spoken word artist, and teacher. He founded the Spoken Word Program at the Santa Fe Indian School and he and his students received numerous awards and were featured in many media publications and programs, among them The New York Times and The PBS New Hour. 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 Native Storytelling Through Performance Poetry. McLaughlin received a Lannan Writing Residency Fellowship in 2011 and his writing has appeared in a variety of journals. He recites his poetry often in diverse settings and is dedicated to the sacredness and significance of moving poetic texts through the human voice. He and his wife, singer Madi Sato, offer concerts of music and poetry and facilitate workshops in the embodiment of songs and poems as a spiritual practice. McLaughlin lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife and their two children, Anjamora and Tadhg.