Gloria Bird

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Gloria Bird is a poet and scholar and member of the Spokane Tribe of Washington State. She is one of the founding members of the Northwest Native American Writers Association...

Awards[edit]

Bird has received two grants for her writing, the Oregon Institute of Literary Arts' "Oregon Writer's Grant" in 1988 and the Witter-Bynner Foundation grant in 1993. In 1993, her book of poetry Full Moon on the Reservation received the Diane Decorah Memorial Award and the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas award for First Book of Poetry.

Writing Available Online[edit]

Books by Gloria Bird[edit]

Poetry[edit]

The River of History, Trask House Press.

Full Moon on the Reservation, Greenfield Review Press.

Reinventing the Enemy's Language: Contemporary Native Women's Writing of North America, Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird (editors), W.W. Norton.

Anthologies[edit]

River of Memory: The Everlasting Columbia, William D. Layman (editor), Washington Univ. Pr.

Without Reservation: Indigenous Erotica, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm (Editor), Kegedonce Press.

Getting over the Color Green: Contemporary Environmental Literature of the Southwest, Scott Slovic (Editor), Univ. AZ Press.

First Fish, First People: Salmon Tales of the North Pacific, Judith Roche and Meg McHutchison (Editors), University of Washington Press.

Speaking for the Generations: Native Writers on Writing (Sun Tracks, Vol. 35), University of Arizona Press.

Reinventing the Enemy's Language: Contemporary Native Women's Writing of North America, Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird (editors), W.W. Norton.

the Indian Summer issue of phati'tude

Dancing on the Rim of the World: An Anthology of Contemporary Northwest Native American Writing (Sun Tracks, Vol 19), Andrea Lerner (Editor), Univ of Arizona Press.

Blue Dawn, Red Earth: New Native American Storytellers, Clifford E. Trafzer (Editor), Anchor Books

Writing the Circle: Native Women of Western Canada: An Anthology, Jeanne Perreault, Sylvia Vance (Editor), Univ of Oklahoma Press.

Returning the Gift: Poetry and Prose from the First North American Native Writers' Festival (Sun Tracks Books, No 29), University of Arizona Press.

Talking Leaves: Contemporary Native American Short Stories, Craig Lesley, Katheryn Stavrakis (Editor) Dell Books

Interviews and Autobiographical Essays[edit]

Here First, Arnold Krupat (Editor), Brian Swann (Editor), Random House

Speaking for the Generations: Native Writers on Writing (Sun Tracks, Vol. 35), University of Arizona Press.

See also[edit]

Wicazo Sa Review

The Spokane Tribe from the Wellpinet School System

A short biography from the Internet Public Library's Native American Authors Project