Roxy Gordon

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Roxy Gordon (March 7, 1945 – February 7, 2000) was a Choctaw and Assiniboine poet, novelist, musician and activist. He lived in Talpa, Texas, and had a following in England. In the 1970s, he ran a country music magazine, Picking up the Tempo, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His first CD was titled Smaller Circles.[1] He ran a small publishing company called Wowapi.[2]

Gordon used spoken vocals accompanied by music that mixed Native American rhythms with country and western themes and musicians working in Texas at the time. His circle included singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt and others who respected poetic narratives.[3]


  • Gordon, Roxy. Breeds. Austin, Tex. : Place of Herons, 1984. ISBN 0916908283


  1. ^ "Roxy Gordon Memorial Page". Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  2. ^ "Roxy Gordon on Native American Authors". Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  3. ^ Polish Gypsy with Ghost. Chapbook and vinyl single, 1993.