Native American Poetry
This list of poetry by Native American poets was created by librarians at The Seattle Public Library. (Updated October 2020)
Words Like Thunder
Beardslee is an Anishinaabe (Lake Superior Ojibwe, a.k.a. Chippewa Indian) author and illustrator.
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Postcolonial Love Poem
Diaz is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian community.
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Little Big Bully
Erdrich is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe and sister of well-known Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich.
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Gill is an Ilnu and Québécoise poet.
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The Death of Sitting Bear
Momaday is a Kiowa novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet.
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When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through
Edited by Joy Harjo, this anthology includes the work of more than 160 poets across nearly 100 indigenous nations.
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This Wound Is A World
Belcourt is a writer and academic from the Driftpile Cree Nation.
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Bitusi is a Diné (Navajo) from the Navajo Reservation in White Cone, Arizona.
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An American Sunrise
Harjo is the U.S. Poet Laureate and a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
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Pico is a Brooklyn-based poet originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation.
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