Native American Authors


Miriam Herrera

Cherokee

Miriam Herrera is an American author and poet. Her poetry often explores Mexican American or Chicano life and her Crypto-Jewish and Native American (Cherokee) heritage, but mainly the universal themes of nature, family, myth, and the transcendent experience. Herrera was born to natives of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas in Sutherland Nebraska where her parents had been working in the sugar-beet fields. She was raised in Aurora, Illinois, where her parents moved to escape a migratory life of farm work.

Herrera attended the University of Illinois Program For Writers and earned her Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing in 1981. She is a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, CA, and is the founder of the Writing Studio, Medusa Community of Poets & Writers, and the Audre Lorde Poetry Prize at Russell Sage College.

 

Online resources by or about Miriam Herrera:

Poetry Collection by Author, M. Miriam Herrera
Author: Miriam Herrera
Type: authorbio
Description: "A Collection of Poetry from Kaddish for Columbus: Images of Nature, Life, & Folklore. From American, Native American, Crypto-Jewish (Anusim), & Chicano Cultures"
URL: http://miriamherrerapoems.googlepages.com/ From American, Native American, Crypto-Jewish (Anusim), & Chicano Cultures

Books by Miriam Herrera:

Herrera, Miriam. "After a Year"
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "At the Edge of Town"
2005.
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "Dream of Three Girls at Play"
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "Driving in Fog"
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "Elegy for an Angelito"
2008.
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "Father's Love Letter"
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "First Snow"
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "From a Waterfall"
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "In the Calyx"
2006-2007.
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "Kaddish for Columbus"
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "Kiva at Chaco Canyon"
2008.
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "Love Poem for Charles"
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "To Jenny"
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "Visit Home"
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Herrera, Miriam. "Witch Wife"
2008.
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Audience: Adult


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