Native American Authors

Denise Sweet


Denise Sweet is an Anishinaabe poet [White Earth], a Professor
of Humanistic Studies, and the chair of the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She teaches creative writing, literature and mythology. She has been an Adjunct Instructor at the College of the Menominee Nation and is currently an Adjunct Instructor at Mount Senario College.

Sweet is the director of Who We Are, What Is Ours: Young Writer's Workshop, UW-Green Bay's first self-sponsored pre-college program for students of color. She has been a consultant-grantwriter for the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin and was the Coordinator of Conferences &
Institutes from 1985 to 1989 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau
Claire. She is also a speaker on topics such as women's wellness,
eating disorders among native women, and substance abuse

Awards and Honors

Native Writers' Circle of the Americas Diane Decorah Award for Poetry 1995; Wisconsin Council ofWriters Posner Award for Poetry 1998; Positive Indian Development Center and the Wisconsin Women's Council Woman of the Year 1985; University of Wisconsin Outstanding Woman of Color 1995; Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2004-08


Online resources by or about Denise Sweet:

Woodland Pattern Book Center: Poetry of Denise Sweet
Author: Woodland Book Center
Type: authorbio
Description: Woodland Pattern Book Center offers a short biography of native Anishinnaabe poet Denise Sweet. Her poem "Right of Way" is featured on this page.

Books by Denise Sweet:

Louis, Adrian C.; Sweet, Denise; Northrup, Jim. Days of obsidian, days of grace : selected poetry and prose by four Native American writers
Duluth, Minnesota : Poetry Harbor, 1994.
Genre: Poetry / Prose
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0964198606

Sweet, Denise. Evelyn Searching: To My SIster
Milwaukee, WI : Woodland Pattern, 1991.
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: All Ages

Sweet, Denise. Know by Heart
Rhiannon Press, 1992.
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: All Ages

Sweet, Denise; Northrup, Jim; Rendon, Marcie R.. Nitaawichige: Selected Poetry and Prose by Four Anishinaabe Writers
Poetry Harbor, 2002.
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 1886895287

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