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An accomplished and prize-winning poet, novelist, storyteller and painter, N. Scott Momaday likes the counterpoint and tension between painting and writing.
"Writing is very concentrated and painting is almost relaxing," he said in a recent telephone interview.
Painting allows his mind to wander to other areas, including sports on television -- he's a "great fan" of the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Cubs and the University of Arizona Wildcats basketball team. Writing requires his full attention.
As a young writer, Momaday won the Pulitzer Prize for his first novel, "House Made of Dawn." It …