Terra Trevor is an essayist, memoirist, poet and nonfiction 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.
She is the author of two memoirs, more than 1000 articles and a contributing author of 15 books. Her work and portrait is 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, anthologies and literary journals.
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. Now she is a grandmother and a listener, writing and walking gently this good earth. She lives with her family and their dogs on the Central California Coast and the mountains in Northern California.
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