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Diane Glancy

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3508 West 73rd Terrace
Shawee Mission, KS 66208
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38° 59' 45.1032" N, 94° 37' 34.5288" W
Diane Glancy

"Writing is a conversation," observes Diane Glancy, whose poetry, scripts, essays, and fiction have earned her numerous literary prize including an American Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry, the Native American Prose Award and a Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship. "My students and I come together to take risks and reach new frontiers." For Glancy, writing has also been a journey. As artist in residence for the State Arts Council of Oklahoma she traveled the state for a decade, teaching the skills of writing, oral communication and critical thinking. Her growing reputation as a writer opened the door to a fellowship at the prestigious University of Iowa Writers Workshop.

Glancy is a professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she taught Native American Literature and Creative Writing. She is now on a four-year sabbatical / early retirement program. Glancy also taught in the Bread Loaf School of English M.A. program on the campus of the Native American Preparatory School in Rowe, New Mexico, in 1999. She was the 1998 Edlestein-Keller Minnesota Writer of Distinction, University of Minnesota, where she taught Topics in Advanced Poetry. Glancy also was the Native American Inroads Mentor at The Loft in Minneapolis where she taught Creative Nonfiction in 1997.

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913-220-8937
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glancy@macalester.edu
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Firesticks: A Collection of Stories (American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series)

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

In her uniformly excellent collection, the fifth book in the American Indian Literature and Critical Studies series edited by Gerald Vizenor, Glancy ( Brown Wolf Leaves the Res ) offers 19 stories, most previously unpublished.

The Mask Maker (American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series, V. 42)

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Diane Glancy

In this experiment by prolific poet, short story writer, and novelist Glancy, prose takes on some of the aspects of poetry. Using the traditional form of the novel, Glancy tells the story of Edith Lewis, a divorced mother and mixed-blood Native American who uses the traditional art form of the mask both to hide her feelings and to come to grips with them.

Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

In Stone Heart, Diane Glancy grippingly retells the story of American legend Sacajawea, the young Shoshoni woman who traveled with Lewis and Clark on their expedition to the West. Presented in Sacajawea’s voice in the form of a diary, the book makes moving and illuminating fiction out of a famed piece of history that has long been masked by myth.

Asylum in the Grasslands

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Diane Glancy

Poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and author of more than thirty books, Diane Glancy has established herself as one of the country's most versatile and prolific writers.

American Gypsy: Six Native American Plays (American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series, V. 45)

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

The prolific author of novels, short stories, and poems as well as plays, Glancy (English, Macalester Coll.) is the recipient of the Cherokee Medal of Honor, among other awards. Her overriding interests and vivid use of language are equally on display in this new collection.

Primer of the Obsolete

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

This remarkable collection of poems explores the conjoined cultures of Indian and European, the revisions the conquered race must face, and the disruption that results from the attempt to combine divergent cultures in a single being. These poems speak from a four-cornered world: Cherokee and white, Christian and conjuring.

Fuller Man: A Novel

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Diane Glancy

Set in rural Missouri, Fuller Man is narrated by Hadley Williges, the youngest of Bill and Ann's three children. Ann's family are devout Christians, so when Ann marries Bill, a nonbeliever, Ann's sister Mary predicts trouble. Indeed, bitter fights erupt when Bill, a reporter for the Kansas City Chronicle, goes off chasing stories for the newspaper.

Designs of the Night Sky (Native Storiers: A Series of American Narratives)

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

In this innovative novel, a librarian of Cherokee ancestry rekindles and reinvents her Native identity by discovering the rhythm and spark of traditionally told stories in the most unusual places in the modern world. Ada Ronner, a librarian at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, hears books speak and senses their restless flow as they circulate.

Monkey Secret

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

This thoroughly original volume collects three short stories and a powerful novella by the Cherokee-German-English poet and prose writer Diane Glancy. Glancy's tales of Native American life explore that essential American territory, the border-between: between past and present, between native and immigrant cultures, between self and society.

The Relief of America

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Diane Glancy's eye and ear for the details of land and language make this poetry collection a powerful and important work about modern America. In The Relief of America, Glancy marries impressive wordplay with great emotional range, articulating the edge between two disparate cultures and the challenges of attempting to live in both.

The Man Who Heard the Land

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

In this haunting novel by celebrated Native American author Diane Glancy, an unnamed man driving a lonely Minnesota highway hears the voice of the land--but he can't make out what it has said. The man is a professor who teaches a 'Literature and the Environment' course, but he soon realises that there is much he must still learn about the land, his past, and his home state.

Lone Dog's Winter Count

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Lone Dog recorded his calendar on buffalo hide for the Dakota Nation, each pictograph signifying an outstanding event from 1800 through 1871. With contemporary pictographs in the form of poems, Diane Glancy uses this idea of commemoration as a vehicle for her observations on the present and the past.

The Shadow's Horse

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Diane Glancy

There is a saying in Native American tradition that "wholeness is when the shadow of the rider and his horse are one." Although we usually focus our attention on what seems most real, Diane Glancy shows us that the shadow of our past has substance as well. The Shadow's Horse is a new collection of poems in which Glancy walks the margin between her white and Indian heritage.

Ado Ration

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Diane Glancy

Poetry. "But not trusting something/ not seen/ to be there when needed/ the Indian drew both legs both eyes/ so the brave would have them/ not leaving to chance/ what he could see/ how he could be assured" ("Ledger Book Drawing"). (ADO)RATION is one of two new books of poetry by Diane Glancy from Chax Press.

Rooms: New and Selected Poems

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Speaking out of the known world, this powerful selection of Diane Glancy's poems transforms experience through new narratives, mytholigising history and social crisis. Tackling themes of disruption, loss and heritage, these poems invoke a wide range of familial and animal personae and environments: we find ourselves guided to a land filled with hope.

The West Pole

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Diane Glancy

In this group of essays and autobiographical pieces, poet and novelist Glancy (e.g., Pushing the Bear, LJ 7/96) writes about things that are familiar to her. Some of the pieces here are short essays, and three were previously published book reviews. In journal-like style, she speaks about her life as a writer with a Native American and English/German background.

Claiming Breath

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

This collection of works records the difficulties and moments of doubt, as well as the insights and joys of the author's life as a Native American woman who has raised two children, divorced, and is continuing the struggle to find her place in the world. Some of the pieces are short essays, others are traditional poems, while still others are prose poems.

In-Between Places

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Diane Glancy

Eleven essays unified by a common concern with landscape and its relation both to our spiritual life and to the craft of writing.

Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Glancy's novel is an exquisitely sad tale of the forced eviction of 13,000 Cherokee in 1838 from their lands in North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Known as the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee were forced to leave their homelands and walk 900 miles through four winter months to a reservation in Oklahoma; nearly a quarter of them died or disappeared along the way.

The Dance Partner

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Diane Glancy sees books as being akin to maps, and often finds the Native American voices she writes about as she travels. Once, when driving through western Nevada, she stopped at Grant Mountain and Walker Lake, where the Ghost Dance began and still lives.

The Cold-and-Hunger Dance

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

The Cold-and-Hunger Dance is an imaginative and honest account of Diane Glancy's journeys to and from the margins of memory, everyday life, and different cultural worlds that combine her Cherokee heritage and her Christian faith.

War Cries

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

drama, 9 plays set in tribal Oklahoma & New Mexico

Visit Teepee Town

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Coffee House Press invites readers into the world of Native American postmodern poetry in a groundbreaking anthology sampling the work of twenty-two authors who lead us into new conceptual terrain. Visit Teepee Town is the first anthology dedicated solely to postmodern North American Native poetry and poetics.

Flutie

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

With lyrical precision, poet and novelist Glancy limns the life of a girl who lives in a dusty Oklahoma backwater, where the time is now but could be almost any decade this century. Flutie goes from 13 to 20 in these pages, struggling with her own fierce silence.

The Dome of Heaven

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Diane Glancy
THE DOME OF HEAVEN is about a mixed-blood girl who wants to go to college despite the poverty of her family and low self-esteem.