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Sherwin Bitsui

Date of Birth 1975
Place of Birth Holbrook
(Navajo County, Arizona, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Writer, Painter
Sherwin Bitsui is originally from Baaʼoogeedí, on the Navajo Nation. Currently, he lives in Tucson, Arizona. He is Navajo of the Todichʼíiʼnii, born for the Tłʼízíłání. He holds an AFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts Creative Writing Program. He is the recipient of the 2000-01 Individual Poet Grant from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, the 1999 Truman Capote Creative Writing Fellowship, a Soul Mountain Residency, a Lannan Foundation Literary Residency Fellowship and more recently, a 2006 Whiting Writers' Award. Sherwin has published poems in American Poet, The Iowa Review, Frank, Lit Magazine, and elsewhere. His poems were also anthologized in Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. Shapeshift is his first book. In his second book of poetry, Floodsong, Bitsui intones landscapes real and imagined, populated with the wrens, winds, and reeds of the high desert and constructed from the bricks and gasoline of the city.

Awards by Sherwin Bitsui

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American Book Awards
Honored for : Flood Song