Marilou Awiakta on Native American Authors

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Marilou Awiakta, 1936-


Marilou Awiakta was born in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Awiakta is profiled in the 1994 Oxford Companion to Women’s Writing in the U.S. for her outstanding contributions to Appalachian Literature Award in 1991.

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Tennessee Writer Award in 1989.


Online resources by or about Marilou Awiakta:

Author: Marilou Awiakta
Type: etext
Description: Text of an essay by Awiakta, from “Awakened Woman Magazine”, originally published in the anthology “A Gathering of Spirit.”

Marilou Awiakta
Author: Jennifer M. Johnson
Type: authorbio
Description: This site dedicated to Awiakta was authored by a student at Marshall University. It includes a biography, timeline, primary bibliography, secondary bibliography, and a literary analysis of Selu.

Books by Marilou Awiakta:

Awiakta, Marilou. Abiding Appalachia: where mountain and atom meet
Blacksburg, VA : Pocahontas Press, 2006.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0936015993

Awiakta, Marilou. Confessing conscience : churched women on abortion
Nashville, TN : Abingdon Press, 1990.
Genre: Essays
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0687093880

Awiakta, Marilou. Poets of the river city poetry competition, 1978
Memphis, TN : St. Luke’s Press, 1978.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0918518083

Awiakta, Marilou. Rising Fawn and the fire mystery
Memphis, TN : St. Luke’s Press, 1983.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0918518296

Awiakta, Marilou. Selu : seeking the Corn-Mother’s wisdom
Goldon, Colorado : Fulcrum Pub., 1993.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 1555911447

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