About Oscar Hokeah

Photo by Dalton Perse

Forthcoming novel:  CALLING FOR A BLANKET DANCE. 

Publication Date: July 26, 2022.

Published by Algonquin Books.

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

Rep’d by The Gotham Group for TV and Film.

I 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 Mexican heritage from my father (Chavez family) who emigrated from Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico.


    1. Thank you, Kathy. I’m also glad our paths crossed. I apologize for the late reply on this. Somehow your comment went to my spam folder. I hope to see you around.


  1. Thank you so much for your recent visit to my blog. Like many others I’m fascinated by pretty much all things Native American. Your list of accomplishments is highly impressive–congratulations. I wonder how many times you are compared to Sherman Alexie? So much gorgeous art, great literature and films come from those with Native American roots–the culture and spirituality is so rich. A couple years ago I watched a fine program about a family of hoop dancers–it was mesmerizing, the ballet of man and colorful hoops. Sorry for going on and on–I really just wanted to say “hello”, and God bless you abundantly 🙂

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    1. Thank you Somewhere Sea. I’m glad to meet you. Thank you for your appreciation of Native culture. I’m excited to see more writing out here by Native writers. There is a lot to explore. Each tribe is so unique from another that there is a lot of opportunity to offer audiences cultural jewels. Please stop by often. iBook forward to our exchanges.


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