About Santee FrazierSantee Frazier is a contemporary American poet. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Syracuse University. He published his first collection of poems,Dark Thirty in 2009, in the Sun Tracks series of the University of Arizona Press. He is also the author of Aurum published by University of Arizona Press in 2019
He is the recipient of various awards including a Fall 2009 Lannan Residency Fellowship and the 2001 Truman Capote Scholarship from the Institute of American Indian Arts Creative Writing Program and a Syracuse University Fellowship. In Dark Thirty, Frazier portrays Native Americans living on the fringes of contemporary America. Offering nonromanticized and realistic portraits of great beauty, Santee’s poems afford a rare look at the truths of survival for Native peoples in today’s society. His poems have appeared in American Poet, Narrative Magazine, Ontario Review, Ploughshares, and other literary journals.
Frasier is the director of the Institute of American Indian Arts Low Residency MFA program.
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