Chris La Tray


Missoula, MT
Montana US

Author's Bio

Chris La Tray is a Métis writer and storyteller. His first book, One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays From the World At Large (2018, Riverfeet Press) won the 2018 Montana Book Award and a 2019 High Plains Book Award.

A book of haiku and haibun poetry called Descended From a Travel-worn Satchel will be published by Foothills Publishing in September, 2021.

A book of nonfiction, Becoming Little Shell, will be published by Milkweed Editions in 2022.

Chris is an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians and lives near Missoula, Montana.

Publications & Prizes

One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays From the World at Large (Riverfeet Press, 2018)
Prizes won: 

2018 Montana Book Award

2019 High Plains Book Award

2021 Mountain Words Writer in Residence

2021 Hello, Butte! Writer in Residence

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Native American
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Born in: 
Missoula, MT
Raised in: 
Frenchtown, MT
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Last update: Aug 06, 2021