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Susan Deer Cloud

Susan Deer Cloud

Video recordings of Susan Deer Cloud at the 2011 UND Writers Conference.

Susan Deer Cloud is a Métis Catskill Native of Mohawk/Blackfoot/Seneca lineage. She has received various awards and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Chenango County Council for the Arts Literature Grant, First Prize in Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition (twice), Prairie Schooner’s Readers’ Choice Award, and Native American Wordcraft Circle Editor’s Award for multicultural anthology Confluence. Deer Cloud’s most recent books are The Last Ceremony and Car Stealer (FootHills Publishing); her poems, stories and essays have been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies. She has also edited Native anthology I Was Indian (Before Being Indian Was Cool) plus 2008 Spring Issue of Yellow Medicine Review, a Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art & Thought (she is now an adviser to Yellow Medicine). Currently, Deer Cloud is editing FootHills’ Re-Matriation Chapbook Series of Native Poetry. Her book of poetry, Braiding Starlight, was released in September 2010. You can find her on Facebook or contact her at

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