About Oscar Hokeah

 

Forthcoming:  UNSETTLED BETWEEN is a novel-in-stories that explores identity at the mercy of community.  Hear 11 different family members expose Ever Geimausaddle’s journey into a hyper aggressive world where men brutalize men.  In the 12th and final story, Ever Geimausaddle advocates for himself.  But has he accepted lessons from the matriarchs in his family? Moreover, does he have the ability to change? Through cultural, hyperlocal, and transnational landscapes, Ever must confront the worst of what he has become.

Rep’d by Allie Levick of Writer’s House, LLC.

1549988728142I hold an M.A. in English from the University of Oklahoma, with a concentration in Native American Literature. I also hold a B.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), with a minor in Indigenous Liberal Studies. I’m a recipient of the Truman Capote Scholarship Award through IAIA, and also a winner of the Native Writer Award through the Taos Summer Writers Conference. I have short stories published in South Dakota Review, American Short Fiction, Yellow Medicine Review, Surreal South ’09, and Red Ink Magazine.

I’m a regionalist Native American writer of literary fiction, interested in capturing intertribal, transnational, and multicultural aspects within two tribally specific communities: Tahlequah and Lawton, Oklahoma.  I was raised inside these tribal circles and continue to reside there today. I’m a citizen of Cherokee Nation and the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma from my mother (Hokeah and Stopp families), and I have Latinx heritage from my father who emigrated from Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico.

64 Comments

  1. Hello, from a girl born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Eventually wound up in southern NM for a decade with a few places between- and now aaaaaaall the way up in Maine. Thank you for liking one of my recent posts, it gave me the avenue to read yours.

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    1. Hello back, Summer. NM is a magical place. Going there for a visit this weekend. And Fort Smith is a hop, skip, and jump from Tahlequah. What a small world. Thank you for checking out my blog. Please come back as often as you like.

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        1. I haven’t been. But I’ve been wanting see it as well. Maybe I’ll get a chance this weekend. I never got a chance to go anywhere south of I-40. I’ve been everywhere north of it though. If I get to visit meow wolf this weekend I’ll let you know.

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        2. Lol, I’ll be on it ten hours each way this weekend. Great time for contemplating storylines and characters. Or listening to an audio book.

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        3. No kidding! That was me a month ago. We drove for about 4-5 days to our new destination (and hopefully final move, because I’m exhausted). It was a veritable playground of ideas for my mind though, fueled by ever changing scenery and a constant flow of music.

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        4. Not at all. Always happy to chat. Nice to meet someone who knows the roads I’ve traveled. Literally. Figuratively? I guess we’ll find out. Safe travels to you as well.

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        5. oh no no no mister. I’m done traveling. Okay, kind of done. We’ve moved to a town of 6000 and one tiny Walmart. In the past weeks I’ve driven 1-2 hours to various towns to outsource. But, next time I want to get home to visit? We’re flying. lol

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  2. Thank you for commenting on my post Blessed and Pitiful today. It is a pleasure to meet you. I read your About Page and would like to keep in touch with you. Thanks again and God Bless!

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  3. Hello, Mr. Hokeah. I am a writer and editor in Oklahoma. I would like to talk with you about our mutual interests. You can contact me through the contact page on my blog if you are interested. Thanks.

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