Terra Trevor is writer who draws from her Native roots and the natural world. Her stories illuminate our humanity, remind us to be open, to connect, to hope, to question, or bring change. She writes from a mixed race perspective and is known for her storytelling and use of imagery and lyric prose to address spirituality, family ties, her identity as a mixedblood and her connection to the landscape. 

As the granddaughter of sharecroppers, with roots in California, Colorado and Oklahoma, she grew up in a banjo and mixedblood fiddle tradition, rich with storytelling and music. 

She is the author of two memoirs, more than 1000 articles and a contributing author of 15 books. Her work and portrait are featured in Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits (University of New Mexico Press). Her work is also included in Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices On Child Custody and Education (The University of Arizona Press), The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Indian Writing After Removal (University of Oklahoma Press), Voices Confronting Pediatric Brain Tumors (Johns Hopkins University Press), Take A Stand: Art Against Hate: A Raven Chronicles Anthology and in numerous other books and literary journals. She lives with her family and their dogs on the Central California Coast and the mountains in Northern California.

Photo by Chris Felver

Terra Trevor’s ‘Pushing up the Sky’ is a revelation of the struggles and triumphs packed into the hyphens between Korean and Native American and American. From her, we learn that adoption can best be mutual, that the adoptive parent needs acculturation in the child’s ways. With unflinching honesty and unfailing love, Trevor details the risks and heartaches of taking in, the bittersweetness of letting go, and the everlasting bonds that grow between them all. With ‘Pushing up the Sky’, the ‘literature of adoption’ comes of age as literature, worthy of an honored place in the human story. 
—Robert Bensen, 
editor oChildren of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices on Child Custody and Education
The University of Arizona Press 


Take A Stand: Art Against Hate: A Raven Chronicles Anthology
 “The poems and stories in this anthology offer necessary anecdotes against hate. They are inscription, instruction, witness, warning, remedy, solution, even solace. This anthology is relief.”
 —Diane Glancy 
Winner of an Amerian Book Award and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

“We can regard Take a Stand: Art Against Hate as a print-form peace march, an ongoing campaign for justice for all of the struggles embodied in these writings and depicted in the artwork included here.”  
—Carolyne Wright co-editor of 
Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace


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