Native American Authors


Nia Francisco , 1952-

Navajo

Nia Francisco was born in 1952, in Fort Defiance, Arizona. She attended the Institute of American Indian Arts, 1970-71 and the Navajo Community College, 1971-77. Growing up with her grandparents, Francisco received an extensive education in traditional Navajo culture and beliefs which is reflected in her poetry. She has worked as an educator in various Navajo educational facilities.

Awards and Honors

National Endowment for the Arts grant
Arizona Commission on the Arts

 

Online resources by or about Nia Francisco:

December 26th, 1974 6:45AM
Author: Nia Francisco
Type: etext
Description: Full text of the poem by Nia Francisco from Blue horses for Navajo women.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/voyage/poems/cdc/cdc0.html

Morning and Myself
Author: Nia Francisco
Type: etext
Description: Text of Francisco's poem "Morning and Myself" from Sun Tracks, vol. 2, no. 1 (fall 1975).
URL: http://dizzy.library.arizona.edu/southcorner/nav_morning.html

Navaho Inn
Author: Nia Francisco
Type: etext
Description: Text of Francisco's poem "Navaho Inn" from Sun Tracks, vol. 2, no. 1 (fall 1975).
URL: http://dizzy.library.arizona.edu/southcorner/nav_navinn.html

Navajo Inn
Author: Nia Francisco
Type: etext
Description: Full text of the poem by Nia Francisco from The South Corner of Time.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/voyage/poems/drunk/drunk2.html

Ode to a Drunk Woman
Author: Nia Francisco
Type: etext
Description: Full text of the poem by Nia Francisco from Blue horses for Navajo women.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/voyage/poems/drunk/drunk0.html

Onion and Fried Potatoes
Author: Nia Francisco
Type: etext
Description: Full text of the poem by Nia Francisco from Blue horses for Navajo women.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/voyage/poems/OnionandFriedPotatoes.html

"Snake Juice" Talk
Author: Nia Francisco
Type: etext
Description: Full text of the poem by Nia Francisco from Blue horses for Navajo women.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/voyage/poems/drunk/drunk1.html

Books by Nia Francisco:

Francisco, Nia. Blue horses for Navajo women
Greenfield Center, N.Y. : Greenfield Review Press, 1988.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0912678720

Francisco, Nia. Carried Away by the Black River
Farmington, NM : Yoo-Hoo Press, 1994.
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 1881544052

Walters, Anna Lee; Francisco, Nia. The Sacred Ways of Knowledge, Sources of Life
Navajo Community College Press.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0912586249


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