Ivan E Coyote writes and performs spoken word, tells stories, releases CDs, she’s got a novel and ten years’ worth of columns in Xtra newspapers. Her totems include Bill Cosby, Barbara Gowdy, Sherman Alexie, Tom Spanbauer, Rufus Wainwright, Veda Hille and Laurie Anderson. Check out her website for performances and available material.
To look further into Ivan's totems, check out these youtube clips:
One of Bill Cosby's most loved stand-up routines
Sherman Alexie speaking at a literary conference
Rufus Wainwright, playing a song
Laurie Anderson, interviewed on Night Talk
Barbara Gowdy, discussing the content of some of her books
Tom Spanbauer talks about "dangerous writing"