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Anita Endrezze is a poet, writer, and artist. She is half-Yaqui Indian and half European (Slovenian, German-Romanian, and northern Italian). Endrezze was born in Long Beach, California in 1952. She graduated with an MA from Eastern Washington University. She lives in Everett, Washington, is married with two children and works as a storyteller, artist and teacher. Endrezze teaches university courses and her work has been translated into seven languages, published in ten countries. She has taken part in the Washington State Council for the Humanities Speakers' Series.
Yaqui poet and artist
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Her latest book[when?] is Throwing Fire at the Sun, Water at the Moon. The book is illustrated by her paintings.
A book of Anita's poems, at the helm of twilight, won the 1992 Bumbershoot/Weyerhaeuser Award and the Governor's Writing Award for Washington State. She also received a grant from Artist Trust to aid her in researching Throwing Fire at the Sun, Water at the Moon. Lune D'Ambre, a book of her poems translated into French, and published in France by the distinguished house, Rogerie, and a book, The Humming of Stars and Bees and Waves, published in England by Making Waves Press joins her international publications, along with a children's novel, The Mountain and the Guardian Spirit, (CDForlag) in Danish.
Her paintings have been exhibited in Wales, England, Sweden, Denmark, and the United States. Several of her paintings appear on anthology book covers as well as on her own books.
Anita's book At the Helm of Twilight was the winner of the Washington Governor's Writers Award and the 1992 Bumbershoot/Weyerhaeuser Publication Award.
Books by Anita Endrezze
Throwing Fire at the Sun, Water at the Moon, (Sun Tracks, V. 40), University of Arizona Press.
The Humming of Stars and Bees and Waves, Making Waves Press.
at the helm of twilight, Broken Moon Press.
- A review of At the Helm of Twilight by Leslie Ulman from the Kenyon Review
Burning the Fields, a Confluence Chapbook, Confluence Press, Lewis and Clark State College.
The North People, The Blue Cloud Quarterly Press.
Approaching Literature in the 21st Century, Peter Schakel & Jack Ridl (Editors), Bedford/St. Martins Press.
Three Genres: The Writing of Poetry, Fiction, and Drama, Stephen Minot, Prentice Hall.
Approaching Poetry: Perspectives and Responses, Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl, St. Martin's Press.
Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry, by John Frederick Nims, McGraw Hill Text.
Dreams and Inward Journeys: A Reader for Writers, Marjorie Ford, Jon Ford, Harpercollins College Div.
Elements of Literature, by Robert Anderson, Holt Rinehart & Winston.
Yo Words, One Reel, Seattle 1994
" The Girl Who Loved the Sky "
Here First, Arnold Krupat, Brian Swann (Editors), Random House
Work Published in Translation
Lune d'Ambre, (Rougerie, 1993) poems in French.
Bjerget og Skystsaanden (The Mountain and the Guardian Spirit) (CDR Forlag, 1986)
- A children's book in Danish.
- "Noted With Pleasure (review of "The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody" anthology)". The New York Times. August 19, 1984. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
- "Anita Endrezze". hanksville.org. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
- "Anita Endrezze". ipl2. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
Anita Endrezze from the Modern American Poetry site
Anita telling the Yaqui Creation Story on 'Wisdom of the Elders
Anita's entry in the Northwest Writers Index
Anita's entry in the Snohomish County Author Index
A small profile in PoetsWest
A short biography from the Internet Public Library's Native American Authors Library
Interview with Anita Endrezze - Poet, Scene Missing Magazine blog
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