Diane Glancy

Diane Glancy was born in 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri, to parents of German and Cherokee descent. She received a BA from the University Missouri in 1964, an MA from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1983, and an MFA from the University of Iowa in 1988.

She is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Report to the Department of the Interior (University of New Mexico Press, 2015), which received the 2016 WILLA Literary Award in Poetry from Women Writing the West; Primer of the Obsolete (University of Massachusetts Press, 2004), winner of the 2003 Juniper Prize for Poetry; The Shadow’s Horse (University of Arizona Press, 2003); and One Age in a Dream (Milkweed Editions, 1986).

She is also the author of several works of fiction, including the novel Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears (Mariner Books, 1996), as well as the essay collection In-Between Places (University of Arizona Press, 2005).

Glancy is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the 2016 Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book, the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1990 and 2003. She taught at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, for almost twenty years.