A regionalist Native American writer of literary fiction who captures intertribal and multicultural aspects within two tribally specific communities: Tahlequah and Lawton, Oklahoma.
Our Dance By Oscar Hokeah
“We Kiowa are old, but we dance.” —James Auchiah, “Kiowa Five” artist, Chief Satanta’s grandson.
Time Like Masks By Oscar Hokeah
“Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.” ― Dave Pelzer,
Paper Towels By Oscar Hokeah
“Discipline doesn’t cure Asperger’s. But thanks for your concern.”
― Jennifer Cook O’Toole in AsperKids
The fangs of a snake might seem to overpower the fangs of a spider, and on the surface it can appear as though the match is uneven. … Read more “Arachnid Vs Reptilian: The Thirst for Brutality in Controversial Topics”
“There’s not much culture in this writing,” I’ve heard students say when critiquing student work or reading the novel of a Native author. Or they’ll say, “It… Read more “Being In’din 101: Where Native American Culture Meets Novel Writing”
One of my favorite lines in The Crow is when Eric (Brandon Lee) has T-Bird (David Patrick Kelly) duct taped to the drivers seat of his car,… Read more ““How Awful Goodness Is”: Novel Writing from Unseen Places”