Native American Poetry
This list of poetry by Native American poets was created by a librarian at The Seattle Public Library in conjunction with Beyond the Frame, a community-wide initiative revisiting the photographs of Edward S. Curtis and sparking conversations on Native identity, race and resilience, art and culture. The Library will be presenting exhibits and related programming throughout 2018, beginning with Living Cultures.
Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems
Erdrich is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe and sister of well-known Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich.
Format: Book - 2012View Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems
Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems
Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
Format: Book - 2015 First editionView Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems
Okpik is Inupiaq, Inuit originally from Alaska's Artic Slope.
Format: Book - 2012View Corpse Whale
Niatum is a Jamestown S'Klallam tribal member.
Format: Book - 2017View Earth Vowels
Bitusi is a Diné (Navajo) from the Navajo Reservation in White Cone, Arizona.
Format: Book - 2009View Flood Song
From Sand Creek
Ortiz is an Acoma Pueblo Indian who grew up speaking the Acoma tongue.
Format: Book - 2000 First University of Arizona Press paperbound editionView From Sand Creek
From Unincorporated Territory [guma']
Craig Santos Perez is a native Chamoru (Chamorro) from the Pacific Island of Guåhan/Guam.
Format: Book - 2014View From Unincorporated Territory [guma']
Full-metal Indigiqueer: Poems / Joshua Whitehead
Whitehead is an Oji-Cree, two-spirit poet from Peguis First Nation in Canada.
Format: Book - 2017View Full-metal Indigiqueer: Poems / Joshua Whitehead
Abel is is a Nisga’a writer from British Columbia.
Format: Book - 2016View Injun
Manifestation Wolverine: The Collected Poetry of Ray Young Bear
Young Bear is a member of the Meskwaki Nation (the Red Earth People) and lives on the Meskwaki tribal settlement near Tama, Iowa.
Format: Book - 2015View Manifestation Wolverine: The Collected Poetry of Ray Young Bear