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  • Richard D. Iyall

    Richard D. Iyall is a member of the of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Longview, WA and a citizen of the United States. He has lived in Fresno, CA since 1957. He has written and done photography for the Community Alliance Newspaper.

Poetry Corner

Richard’s Soliloquy (Blank Verse Poem) Sometimes I feel I just cannot go on. I want to stop and let my spirit be. The forces in this world want more and more. They make demands upon my [...] Continue Reading

A Sonnet for My Friends

My friends, I want to share a word with you. I’ve been around the sun six dozen times and each time taught me lessons that are true. So, listen to my thoughts in words and rhymes. Our [...] Continue Reading

Native American Day

By Richard Iyall In 1939, California Governor Culbert Olson declared Oct. 1 of that year to be Indian Day. That made this state the first to designate a day to honor the indigenous people who were [...] Continue Reading