Cheryl Savageau

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Cheryl Savageau (born April 14, 1950) is a poet of Abenaki descent. She writes often about Native American people and places in New England, where she has lived much of her life, as well as about working-class people, and feminist and queer issues.

Savageau was born in central Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Clark University and a facilitator at University of Massachusetts, Boston.[1]

Savageau's awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, residencies at the MacDowell Colony, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her second book, Dirt Road Home.[2] Her work appeared in AGNI.[3] Also a visual artist, she has exhibited her quilts,[4] paintings and other works[5] at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, the University of New Hampshire, and elsewhere.


Children's books

Further reading[edit]

  • Michael Cluff. Review of Dirt Road Home. Studies in American Indian Literatures 7.3 (Fall 1995): 83-86.
  • Robert Dale Parker. A Review Essay on Recent American Indian Poetry. Studies in American Indian Literatures 22.2 (Summer 2010): 75-85.
  • Siobhan Senier. "'All This/Is Abenaki Country': Cheryl Savageau's Poetic Awikhiganak." Studies In American Indian Literatures 22.3 (2010): 1-25.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Osher Lifelong Learning Institute". University of Massachusetts Boston. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Faculty and Staff: Cheryl Savageau". Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. University of Massachusetts-Boston. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cheryl Savageau". 6/2010. AGNI. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cheryl Savageau". "We're Still Here": Contemporary Indigenous New England Artists. University of New Hampshire. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cheryl Savageau". "Invisible/Visible": Emerging Contemporary New England Native American Art. University of New Hampshire. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  6. ^ ""All This / Is Abenaki Country": Cheryl Savageau’s Poetic Awikhiganak". Studies in American Indian Literatures. 3 22: 1–25. Fall 2010. doi:10.1353/ail.2010.0013. Retrieved 16 March 2013. "Savageau’s newest book, Mother/Land, appeared in 2006 in Salt Publishing’s Earthworks series, edited by Janet McAdams; this will put her even more visibly in the company of such esteemed poets as Carter Revard, Diane Glancy, and Heid Erdrich." 

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