Susan Deer Cloud

Author's Bio

I am a mixed lineage Catskill Mountain Native who has traveled to and sojourned in many places. I have a B.A. & M.A. in Literature/Creative Writing from Binghamton University and an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from Goddard College. I have taught literature and creative writing at the college level.

Publications and Prizes

Before Language
(Shabda Press, 2016)
, Braiding Starlight
(Split Oak Press, 2010)
, Car Stealer
(Foothills Publishing, 2009)
, Fox Mountain
(Foothills Publishing, 2013)
, Hunger Moon
(Shabda Press, 2014)
, I Was Indian Before Being Indian Was Cool, I & II
(Foothills Publishing, 2012)
, The Last Ceremony
(Foothills Publishing, 2007)
Adrienne Rich Tribute Anthology
(Split Oak Press, 2012)
, City of the Big Shoulders: an Anthology of Chicago Poetry
(University of Iowa Press, 2012)
, Identity Lessons: Contemporary Writing About Learning to be American
(Penguin, 1999)
, Sister Nations: Native American Women Writers on Community
(Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002)
, Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry
(Penguin, 1994)
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Chiron Review, CounterPunch, Earth's Daughters, Exquisite Corpse, Florida Review, Many Mountains Moving, Mid-American Review, Moondance, Nimrod, North Dakota Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, Pitkin Review, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Rosebud, Sentence, Shenandoah, Stone Canoe, The Mas Tequila Review, The Talking Stick, To Topos, Yellow Medicine Review
The Broken Hoop
(Blue Cloud Quarterly Press, 1988)
Prizes Won: 
I have been awarded various prizes, fellowships and awards,including a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, 2 New York State Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowships, an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, a Chenango County Council for the Arts Individual Artist's Grant, Allen Ginsberg 1st Prize in Poetry (twice)& Prairie Schooner's Readers' Choice Prize in Poetry ...

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
Patagonia by Bruce Chatwood
Habitation by Sam Hamill

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Livingston Manor
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Livingston Manor, NY
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Last updated: Sep 29, 2016