Winners of the First Book Award for Poetry
From the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas
Awarded Annually

1992 - Gloria Bird | Full Moon on the Reservation*
Spokane
- & -
Joe Dale Tate Nevaquaya | Leaving Holes*
Yuchi-Comanche

1993 - Kimberly M. Blaeser | Trailing You*
White Earth Chippewa

1994 - Tiffany Midge | Outlaws, Renegades, and Saints*
Standing Rock Sioux

1995 - Denise Sweet | Songs for Discharming*
White Earth Chippewa

1996 - Charles G. Ballard | Winter Count Poems*
Quapaw-Cherokee

1997 - Deborah A. Miranda | Indian Cartography*
Costanoan-Esselen-Ohlone-Chumash

1998 - Jennifer K. Greene | What I Keep*
Salish-Kootenai-Chippewa-Cree

1999 - Janet McAdams | The Island of Lost Luggage*
Alabama Creek

2000 - Karenne Wood | Markings on Earth*
Monacan

2001 - Suzanne Rancourt | Billboard in the Clouds*
Abenaki

2002 - Renee Matthew | Down River From Here
Koyukon
- & -
Phillip Carroll Morgan | The Fork-in-the-Road Indian Poetry Store*
Choctaw-Chickasaw

2003 - Marlon D. Sherman | Wild Plums
Oglala Lakota

2004 - Christina M. Castro | Silence on the Rez
Jemez Pueblo-Taos Pueblo
- & -
Cathy Ruiz | Stirring Up the Water*
Cree-Metis

2005 - Kim Shuck | Smuggling Cherokee*
Cherokee-Sac and Fox

2006 - Rebecca Hatcher Travis | Picked Apart the Bones*
Chickasaw

2007 - Kade L. Twist | Amazing Grace
Cherokee

2008 - Steve Russell | Wicked Dew*
Cherokee

2009 - Rain Prud'homme-Cranford (Rain C Goméz) | Smoked Mullet Cornbread Memory*
Louisiana Creole, Choctaw-Biloxi, Mvskogean Freedman, Alberta Métis, and CelitcAmerican Descent

* Published as a book since winning the award