Native American Authors
Wendy Rose, 1948-
Wendy Rose, born in Oakland,California, grew up in an environment which placed little regard on her Native roots. Rose received her B.A. and M.A. at the University of California, Berkeley in 1976 and 1978, respectively. Her teaching career includes instructor in Native American and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, 1979-83, Californa State University, Fresno, 1983-84, and Fresno City College, 1984-. She is also an anthropologist. Rose’s memberships include a variety of anthropological organizations, literary societies, and organizations focusing on Native American concerns. Rose is noted for verse detailing her search for tribal and personal identity.
Online resources by or about Wendy Rose:
Modern American Poetry: Wendy Rose
Author: Cary Nelson
Description: Site is divided into sections such as: About Wendy Rose, On Rose’s Poetry, Laura Coltelli Interview with Wendy Rose, and Online Poems by Rose.
To Some Few Hopi Ancestors
Author: Wendy Rose
Description: Text of Rose’s poem “To Some Few Hopi Ancestors” from Academic Squaw (Blue Cloud Press, 1977).
Author: David Perron
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and related links.
Books by Wendy Rose:
Rose, Wendy. Aboriginal Tattooing in California
Berkeley, CA : University of California, 1979.
Rose, Wendy. Bone Dance : New and Selected Poems, 1965-1993
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 1994.
Rose, Wendy. Going to War With All My Relations : New and Selected Poems
Flagstaff : Entrada Books, 1993.
Rose, Wendy. Halfbreed chronicles and other Poems
Los Angeles : West End Press, 1985.
Rose, Wendy. Hopi Roadrunner Dancing
Greenfield Center, NY : Greenfield Review Press, 1974.
Rose, Wendy. Long division : a tribal history, poems
New York : Strawberry Press, 1976.
Rose, Wendy. Now poof she is gone : poetry
Ithaca, NY : Firebrand Books, 1994.
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