Essays

Essays & Scholarly Articles: Books

Like “Reeds through the Ribs of a Basket”: Native Women Weaving Stories, (critical approaches to Native American literature) : An article from: The American Indian Quarterly.
Redefining American Literary History, (book reviews) : An article from: The American Indian Quarterly.
Portage Lake: Memories of an Ojibwa Childhood, (book reviews) : An article from: The American Indian Quarterly.
After Confession: Poetry As Autobiography, Kate Sontag & David Graham (Editors), Graywolf Press.

Talking on the Page: Editing Aboriginal Texts,

Laura J. Murray & Keren Rice (Editors), Univ. Toronto Press.
“Writing Voices Speaking: Native Authors and an Oral Aesthetic.”

Nothing But the Truth: An Anthology of Native American Literature,

John L. Purdy & James Ruppert (Editors), Prentice Hall.
“The Possibilities of a Native Poetics” (Introduction to the Poetry Selections).

This Giving Birth: Pregnancy and Childbirth in American Woman’s Writing,

Julie Tharp and Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb(Editors), Popular Press
“The Birth of New Languages,” (a creative non-fiction essay)

Native-American Writers, Harold Bloom (Editor), Chelsea Books.

“The New ‘Frontier’ of Native American Literature: Dis-Arming History with Tribal Humor”

Chippewa Families: A Social Study of White Earth Reservation,

M. Inez Hilger, Minnesota Historical Society Press.
Introduction by Kimberly Blaeser.

Other Sisterhoods : Literary Theory and U.S. Women of Color,

Sandra Kumamoto Stanley (Editor), University of Illinois Press. (Hardcover)
“Like ‘Reeds Through the Ribs of a Basket’: Native Women Weaving Stories.”

Native American Writers of the United States, (Dictionary of Literary Biography, V. 175),

Kenneth M. Roemer (Editor), Gale Research.

War Cries: A Collection of Plays, by Diane Glancy, Holy Cow Press.

Introduction by Kimberly Blaeser.

Native American Perspectives on Literature and History

(American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series, Vol 19) by Alan R. Velie (Editor), University of Oklahoma Press.
“The New ‘Frontier’ of Native American Literature: Dis-arming History with Tribal Humor.”

Looking at the Words of Our People : First Nations Analysis of Literature

by Jeannette C. Armstrong (Editor), Theytus Book.
“Native Literature: Seeking a Critical Center.”

New Voices in Native American Literary Criticism

(Smithsonian Studies in Native American Literatures), by Arnold Krupat (Editor), Smithsonian Inst Press. (Hardcover)
“The Multiple Traditions of Gerald Vizenor’s Haiki Poetry.”

Buried Roots and Indestructible Seeds : The Survival of American Indian Life in Story, History, and Spirit,

Martin Zanger & Mark A. Lindquist (Editors), University of Wisconsin Press. (Hardcover)
“Trickster: A Compendium” and “An Introduction.”

Dear Christopher : Letters to Christopher Columbus by Contemporary Native Americans,

by Darryl Wilson (Editor), University of California Native American Studies.

Writing It Down for James : Writers on Life and Craft,

Kurt Brown (Editor), Beacon Press.
“Entering the Canon: Our place in World Literature.”

Encyclopedia of North American Indians, by Frederick E. Hoxie (Editor),

Houghton Mifflin Co.

Narrative Chance : Postmodern Discourse on Native American Indian Literatures,

Gerald Vizenor (Editor)
(American Indian Literature and Critical Studies, Vol 8), University of Oklahoma Press.
“The Way to Rainy Mountain: Momaday’s Work in Motion.”

American Indian Voices: A Regional Literacy Symposium, Faith B. Miracle,

Wisconsin Academy of Science.
Excerpts from “The Greatest American Indian Work Ever, Or What Really is Indian Literature.”

 

Essays & Scholarly Articles: Journals

“Relativity,” Wisconsin Academy Review, Vol. 46, No. 1 (Winter 1999-2000)

“Centering Words: Writing a Sense of Place,” Wicazo Sa Review,

Robert Warrior & Jace Weaver (Editors), Vol. 14, No. 2 (Fall 1999)

“Like ‘Reeds Through the Ribs of a Basket’: Native Women Weaving Stories,”

American Indian Quarterly, Special Issue:
“Cultural Property in American Indian Literatures: Representation and Interpretation.” Vol. 21, No.4 (Fall 1997)

“Interior Dancers: Transformations of Vizenor’s Poetic Vision,”

Studies in American Indian Literature, special issue ed. Louis Owens, V. 9, No. 1. (Spring 1997)

“Finding Voice in the Wastelands of Academic Silence,”

AWP Chronicle, V. 28, No. 2. (October/November 1995)

“Pagans Rewriting the Bible:Heterdoxy and the Representation of Spirituality in Native American Literature,”

Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, V. 25, No. 1. (January 1994)

“Entering the World Canon: Out Place in World Literature,”

Akwe:kon Journal, V. X, No. 1. (Summer 1993)

“Trickster Signatures,” a review of 4 books by Gerald Vizenor,

American Book Review, V. 14, No. 5. (December 1992 – January 1993)

“Learning the ‘Language the Presidents Speak’: Images and Issues of Literacy in American Indian Literature,”

World Literature Today, V. 66, No. 2. (Spring 1992)