Adrian C. Louis
a half-breed Indian, he was born and raised in northern Nevada and is an enrolled member of the Lovelock Paiute Tribe. He is a graduate of Brown University where he also earned a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing. From 1984-97, he taught at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota and since 1999 has been a Professor of English at Minnesota State University, Marshall. He was a co-founder of the Native American Journalists Association. His poetry collections include The Indian Cheap Wine Seance (1974); Fire Water World (1989), winner of the Poetry Center Book Award from San Francisco State University; Among the Dog Eaters (1992); Blood Thirsty Savages (1994); Vortex of Indian Fevers (1995); Ceremonies of the Damned (1997); Ancient Acid Flashes Back (2000); Bone & Juice (2001); Evil Corn (2004); Logorrhea (2006); and Savage Sunsets (2012). His writing awards are myriad.