Paula Gunn Allen’s Bibliography

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Pat Cuney and Paula Gunn Allen
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Allen was awarded an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation, the Native American Prize for Literature, the Susan Koppelman Award, and in 2001 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas.

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  • The Woman Who Owned The Shadows (1983)
  • The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions (1986)
  • “Skin and Bones” is a book of poetry published years later
  • “Grandmothers of the light: A medicine woman’s sourcebook (1991)


  • Life is a Fatal Disease : Collected Poems 1962-1995 (1997)
  • Skins and Bones : Poems 1979-1987 (1988)
  • Shadow Country (1982)
  • A Cannon Between My Knees (1981)
  • Blind Lion Poems (or, The Blind Lion) (1974)
  • Woman work: Bridges: Literature across Cultures (New York: McGraw –Hill, 1994. Print.)


  • Off the Reservation: Reflections on Boundary-Busting Border-Crossing Loose Canons (1998)
  • Grandmothers of the Light: A Medicine Women’s Sourcebook (1991)
  • The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions (1986)
  • Studies in American Indian Literature: Critical Essays and Course Designs (1983)


  • As Long As the Rivers Flow: The Stories of Nine Native Americans (1996)
  • Pocahontas: Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat (2004)

Edited Collections and Anthologies

  • Hozho: Walking in Beauty: Short Stories by American Indian Writers (2001)
  • Song of the Turtle: American Indian Literature, 1974-1994 (1996)
  • Voice of the Turtle: American Indian Literature 1900-1970 (1994)
  • Spider Woman’s Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women (1989)

Anthology Contributions

  • Living the Spirit: A Gay American Indian Anthology, ed. Will Roscoe. (1988)
  • The Serpent’s Tongue: Prose, Poetry, and Art of the New Mexican Pueblos, ed. Nancy Wood. (1997)

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