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'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. Her work appeared in AGNI. Also a visual artist, she has exhibited her quilts, paintings and other works at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, the University of New Hampshire, and elsewhere.
- Home Country. Farmington, ME: Alice James Books, 1992. ISBN 9780914086949
- Dirt Road Home. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 1995. ISBN 9781880684306
- Mother/Land. London: Salt Publishing, 2006. ISBN 9781844712694
- Children's books
- Muskrat Will Be Swimming. Gardiner, ME: Northland Pub., 1996, ISBN 9780873586047; San Val, Incorporated, 2006 ISBN 9781417763931
- 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.
- "Osher Lifelong Learning Institute". University of Massachusetts Boston. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- "Faculty and Staff: Cheryl Savageau". Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. University of Massachusetts-Boston. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- "Cheryl Savageau". 6/2010. AGNI. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- "Cheryl Savageau". "We're Still Here": Contemporary Indigenous New England Artists. University of New Hampshire. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- "Cheryl Savageau". "Invisible/Visible": Emerging Contemporary New England Native American Art. University of New Hampshire. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- ""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."
- Cheryl Savageau at the Poetry Foundation
- Cheryl Savageau at Native American Authors, Internet Public Library
- Cheryl Savageau at Library of Congress Authorities, with 5 catalog records