Terra Trevor is a 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 is known for works in which she uses imagery and lyric prose to address spirituality, family ties, her identity as a mixed-blood and her connection to the landscape.
She is the author of a diverse body of work and a contributor to 10 books, including The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Indian Writing After Removal (University of Oklahoma Press), and Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices On Child Custody and Education (The University of Arizona Press). Her memoir, Pushing up the Sky, a mother's story, is widely anthologized and she is at work on a collection of stories tracing her journey as a young woman into elder hood.
Her work and portrait is featured in Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits (University of New Mexico Press). Her work also has appeared in News From Native California (Heyday Books), Voices Confronting Pediatric Brain Tumors (Johns Hopkins University Press), and in numerous other books, anthologies and literary journals online.
Author photo by Chris Felver. Landscape photo by John Simpkins.
Walking this good earth for more than six decades, getting closer to seven, the girl, the woman, the writer I’ve searched for, questioned, challenged and shaped, comes into view. —Terra Trevor
The landscape will teach you who you are. —Pikuni Elder Joe Crowshoe Sr.