Books by Terra Trevor, and containing her work


“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 Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices on Child Custody and Education, The University of Arizona Press 

We Who Walk the Seven Ways (a forthcoming memoir) is the story of a mixedblood seeking healing and finding belonging as she walks in two worlds toward the sacred. After a difficult loss, a circle of Native women elders embraced and guided her through the seven cycles of life in the indigenous ways. Over three decades, these women lifted her from grief, instructed her in living, and showed her how to age from youth into beauty. Reflections on the deep power of female friendship, on losing a child, reconciling complicated roots, and finding richness in living every stage of life, these stories show us the end is always a beginning and being a mixedblood American Indian is not about being part something; it is about being part of something. 


Tending The Fire: Native Voices and Portraits 
University of New Mexico Press

Tending the Fire by photographer Christopher Felver with an introduction by Linda Hogan and a foreword by Simon J. Ortiz, celebrates the poets and writers who represent the wide range of Native American voices in literature today. In these commanding portraits, Felver’s distinctive visual signature and unobtrusive presence capture each artist’s strength, integrity, and character. Accompanying each portrait is a handwritten poem or prose piece that helps reveal the origin of the poet’s language and legends. Click here to read more or buy the book


Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices on Child Custody and Education 
The University of Arizona Press 

Children of the Dragonfly is the first anthology to document this struggle for cultural survival on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border. Invoking the dragonfly spirit of Zuni legend who helps children restore a way of life that has been taken from them, the anthology explores the breadth of the conflict about Native childhood. Included are works of Joy Harjo, Sherman Alexie, Eric Gansworth, Terra Trevor and others. They take readers from the boarding school movement of the 1870s to the Sixties Scoop in Canada and the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 in the United States. They also spotlight the tragic consequences of racist practices such as the suppression of Indian identity in government schools and the campaign against Indian childbearing.” 
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The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Indian Writing After Removal 
University of Oklahoma Press 

Native literature, composed of western literary tradition is packed into the hyphens of the oral tradition. It is termed a “renaissance” but contemporary Native writing is both something old emerging in new forms and something that has never been asleep. The two-hundred-year-old myth of the vanishing American Indian still holds some credence in the American Southeast, the region from which tens of thousands of Indians were relocated after passage of the Indian Removal Act in 1830. Yet, a significant Indian population remained behind after those massive relocations. Click here to read more or buy the book


Birthed From Scorched Hearts: Women Respond to War 
Award-winning author MariJo Moore asked women writers from around the world to consider the devastating nature of conflict-inner wars, outer wars, public battles, and personal losses. Their answers, in the form of poignant poetry and essays, examine war in all its permutations, from Ireland to Iraq and everywhere in between, this moving anthology encompasses a wide range of voices. Click here to buy the book


Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time: IndigenousThoughts Concerning the Universe
 —Vine DeLoria Jr. 
"All the tribes say the universe is just the product of mind... It fits perfectly with the quantum. Indians believe the universe is mind, but they explore the spiritual end of it, not the physical end." Exploring Quantum physics in relation to Indigenous peoples' understanding of the spiritual universe. 
An excerpt from my forthcoming memoir, We Who Walk The Seven Ways, is included.


Voices Confronting Pediatric Brain Tumors 
Johns Hopkins University Press 


Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
A Guide For Families, Friends and Caregivers


The Foster Parenting Toolbox
EMK Press

 
In the Veins
Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects 

Yellow Medicine Review

A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought

  
Take A Stand: Art Against Hate
A Ravens Chronicle 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 

Unpapered: Writers Consider Native American Identity and Cultural Belonging  
Forthcoming from BkMk Press, University of Missouri-Kansas

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