Woody, Elizabeth (1959-)

Elizabeth Woody was born in Ganado, Arizona. Her childhood home was in Madras, Oregon, 14 miles from the Warm Springs Reservation. She is enrolled as a member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in Oregon. She is a noted Native American (Warm Springs Yakima/Wasco/Navajo) poet, having written several collections of poems, including Hand into Stone, published in 1988. This collection won her the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Her other works include Luminaries of the Humble (1994) and Seven Hands, Seven Hearts (1994). She has received several other honors for her poetry, including the William Stafford Memorial Poetry Award in 1995. She earned her A.A. in 1983 at the Institute of American Indian Arts and her B.A. in humanities in 1991 ...

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