Scholarly Essays

“A Cosmology of Nibi: Picto-Poetics and Palimpsest in Anishinaabeg Watery Geographies.” Geopoetics in Practice. Ed. Eric Magrane, Craig Santos Perez, et. al., Research in Culture, Space, and Identity Series. New York: Routledge, 2020. 27-47. Print.


“For a Tattered Planet: Art and Tribal Continuance.” Sustainable Wisdom: Integrating Indigenous Knowhow for Global Flourishing. Ed. Darcia Narvaez, et. al. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2019. 265-79. Print.


“Vizenor and the Power of Transitive Memories.” Native Survivance, Memory, and Futurity: The Gerald Vizenor Continuum. Ed. Birgit Däwes & Alexandra Hauke. New York: Routledge, 2017. 75-89. Print.


“Native Literature: Seeking a Critical Centre.” Reprinted in Introduction to Indigenous Literary Criticism in Canada. Ed. Heather Macfarlane & Armand Garnet Ruffo. Petersborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2016. 67-75. Print.


“Native Literature: Seeking a Critical Centre.” Reprinted in Learn, Teach, Challenge: Approaching Indigenous Literatures. Ed. Deanna Rader & Linda M. Morra. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier Press, 2016.  231-38. Print.


“Refraction and Helio-tropes: Native Photography and Visions of Light.”  Mediating Indianness. Ed. Cathy Waegner. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State UP, 2015. 163-195. Print.

Jointly Authored Scholarly Discussion,Mediating Indianness: ‘Crow Commons’ – Creative Correspondences and Virtual Affiliations.” Mediating Indianness. Ed. Cathy Waegner. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State UP, 2015. 281-308. Print.


“The Re-membered Earth: Place and Displacement in Native Poetries.”  Native American Renaissance: Literary Imagination and Achievement. Ed. A. Robert Lee & Alan R. Velie. Norman, OK: U of Oklahoma Press, 2013. 244-72. Print.


“Wild Rice Rights: Gerald Vizenor and an Affiliation of Story.” Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World through Stories. Ed. Jill Doerfler, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, & Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State UP, 2013. 237-57. Print.


“The Language of Borders, The Borders of Language in Gerald Vizenor’s Poetry.” The Poetry and Poetics of Gerald Vizenor. Ed. Deborah Madson.  Albuquerque: U of New Mexico Press, 2012. 1-22. Print.


“A Nexus of Connections: Acts of Recovery, Acts of Resistance in Native Palimpsest.”  Listening Up, Writing Down, and Looking Beyond: Interfaces of the Oral, Written, and Visual.  Ed. Susan Gingell & Wendy Roy. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2012.  331-55.Includes One Poem, “Framing.” Print.


“Sacred Journey, Poetic Journey: Ortiz Re-Turning and Re-Telling the Colonized Spaces of America.” Simon Ortiz: A Poetic Legacy of Indigenous Continuance. Eds. Evelina Lucero & Susan Brill de Rameriz.  Albuquerque: U of New Mexico Press, 2009. 213-32. Print.


“Cannons and Canonization: Native Poetries through Autonomy, Colonization, Nationalism, and Decolonization.” The Columbia Guide to American Indian Literatures of the United States Since 1945. Ed. Eric Cheyfitz.  New York: Columbia UP, 2006. 183-287. Print.


Reference Article, “Gerald Vizenor: Postindian Liberation.” Cambridge Companion to Native Literature. Eds. Joy Porter and Kenneth Roemer. Cambridge, UK: 2005. 257-69. Print.


“Writing Voices Speaking: Native Authors and an Oral Aesthetic.” Talking on the Page: Editing Aboriginal Oral Texts.  Ed. Laura J. Murray & Keren Rice. Toronto: U of Toronto Press, 1999.  53-68. Print.


Introduction, to Chippewa Families: A Social Study of White Earth Reservation, 1938.  M. Inez Hilger.  St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1998. xiv-xx. Print.


“The New ‘Frontier’ of Native American Literature: Dis-Arming History with Tribal Humor.” Reprinted in Native-American Writers.Ed. Harold Bloom. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 1998. 161-73. Print.


“Like ‘Reeds Through the Ribs of a Basket’: Native Women Weaving Stories.” Other Sisterhoods: Literary Theory and U.S. Women of Color.  Ed. Sandra Stanley. Champaign, IL: U of Illinois Press, 1998. 265-76. Print.


“‘Interior Dancers”: Transformations of Vizenor’s Poetic Vision.” Studies in American Indian Literature. Special issue ed. Louis Owens. 9.1 (Spring 1997).  3- 15. Print.


Biographical Essay, “Gerald Vizenor.” The Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 175: Native American Writers of the United States.  Ed. Ken Roemer. Detroit, MI: Bruccoli Clark Layman/Gale Research, 1997.  295-307. Print.


“The New ‘Frontier’ of Native American Literature: Dis-Arming History with Tribal Humor.” Reprinted in Native American Perspectives on Literature and History.
Ed. Alan R. Velie.  Norman, OK: U of Oklahoma Press, 1995.  37-50. Print.


“Native Literature: Seeking a Critical Center.” Looking at the Words of Our People: First Nations Analysis of Literature.  Ed. Jeannette Armstrong.  Penticton, British Columbia: Theytus Books, 1994. 51-62. Print.


“Trickster: A Compendium.”  “Buried Roots and Indestructible Seeds”: The Survival of American Indian Life in Story, History, and Spirit.  Ed. Mark Lindquist and Martin Zanger.  Wisconsin Humanities Council, 1993; revised edition Madison: U of Wisconsin Press, 1994. 47-66. Print.


“The Multiple Traditions of Gerald Vizenor’s Haiku Poetry.”  New Voices in Native American Literary Criticism.  Ed. Arnold Krupat.  Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.  344-69. Print.


“The Way to Rainy Mountain: Momaday’s Work in Motion.”  Narrative Chance: Postmodern Discourse on Native American Indian Literatures. Ed. Gerald Vizenor. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico Press, 1989; Norman: U of Oklahoma Press, 1993.  39-54. Print.


Scholarly Essays in Journals

“‘Trickster, Contrary. . .Teacher’”: The Journalism, Politics, and Activism of Oshki Anishinaabe Gerald Vizenor.” Profils américains: Gerald Vizenor. Ed. Simone Pellerin. Montpellier, France: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2007. 193-205. Print.

“Sacred Journey Cycles: Pilgrimage as Re-turning and Re-telling in American Indigenous Literatures.” Religion and Literature.35.2-3 (Summer-Autumn 2003).  83-104. Print.

“Like ‘Reeds Through the Ribs of a Basket’: Native Women Weaving Stories.” Reprinted in American Indian Quarterly, Special Issue “Cultural Property in American Indian Literatures: Representation and Interpretation.” (Fall 1999). 555-65. Print.

“Pagans Rewriting the Bible: Heterodoxy and the Representation of Spirituality in Native American Literature.”  Ariel: A Review of International English Literature. 25.1 (January 1994). 12-31. Print.

“The New ‘Frontier’ of Native American Literature: Dis-Arming History with Tribal Humor.”  Genre. XXV.4 (Winter 1992). 351-64. Print.

“Learning ‘The Language the Presidents Speak’: Images and Issues of Literacy in American Indian Literature.” World Literature Today. 66.2 (Spring 1992). 230-35. Print.

“‘Interior Dancers”: Transformations of Vizenor’s Poetic Vision.” Studies in American Indian Literature. Special issue ed. Louis Owens. 9.1 (Spring 1997).  3- 15. Print.

Poetry Essay, “‘Where Stillness and Resistance Have a Form’: The Poetry of Lance Henson.” Brain Mill Press, ed. Christina Kubasta, forthcoming April 2019. Web.

Review Essay, “Song Buried in the Muscle of Urgency.” Transmotion. 2.1-2. (2016) 144-154. (Essay includes discussion of: Joy Harjo, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings; Casandra Lopez, Where Bullet Breaks; Kimberly L. Becker, Words Facing East; Kim Shuck, Clouds Running In; and Allison Adele Hedge Coke, Effigies II: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing.) Web.

Review Article, “Trickster Signatures.” (Review of Interior Landscapes: Autobiographical Myths and Metaphors, Crossbloods, Bone Courts, Bingo and Other Reports, Landfill Meditation: Crossblood Stories and Dead Voices: Natural Agonies in the New World by Gerald Vizenor). American Book Review.  14.5 (December 1992-January 1993).  6-7. Print.