Books by Terra Trevor, and containing her work

WE WHO WALK THE SEVEN WAYS
Forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press, Spring 2023

We Who Walk the Seven Ways, is an upcoming memoir about a mixedblood American Indian woman seeking healing and finding belonging. After the difficult loss Terra Trevor wrote about in Pushing up the Sky, Native American women elders embraced and guided her through seven cycles of life. 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 friendships, reconciling complicated roots, and finding richness in living every stage of life, these stories show us the end is always a beginning. 

PUSHING UP THE SKYA MOTHER'S STORY

"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 of  
Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices on Child Custody and EducationThe University of Arizona Press

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.

The University of Arizona Press 

Children of the Dragonfly, edited by Robert Bensenis 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.” 


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. This is the first anthology to focus on the literary work of Native Americans with ancestry to “people who stayed” in southeastern states after 1830 and represents every state and every genre.

A Raven Chronicles Anthology

Take a Stand: Art Against Hate, contains poems, stories and images from 117 writers, 53 artists, with 69 illustrations, divided into five fluid and intersecting sections: Legacies, We Are Here, Why?, Evidence, and Resistance. We begin with Legacies because the current increased climate of hate in this country didn’t begin with the 2016 election, and to find its roots we must look to U.S. history.

BIRTHED FROM SCORCHED HEARTS: WOMEN RESPOND TO WAR
Fulcrum Publishing

Writers from around the world were asked 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. Edited by MariJo Moore.

UNRAVELING THE SPREADING CLOTH OF TIME: INDIGENOUS THOUGHTS CONCERNING THE UNIVERSE

"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." —Vine DeLoria Jr. 


Johns Hopkins University Press 

A Guide For Families, Friends and Caregivers 


EMK Press

 
IN THE VEINSLOST CHILDREN OF THE INDIAN ADOPTION PROJECTS

A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought 

Growing Old in a Beautiful Way, page 59, is an excerpt from Terra Trevor's upcoming memoir, We Who Walk the Seven Ways, forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press, 2023.