Biography and CV
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Ralph Salisbury, Professor Emeritus of the University of Oregon, is the author of 11 books of poetry, 3 books of short fiction, and a just-published, prize-winning memoir. His poetry titles include Like the Sun in Storm; Light From a Bullet Hole: Poems New and Selected; Blind Pumper at the Well; War in the Genes; Rainbows of Stone; A White Rainbow; Going to the Water: Poems of a Cherokee Heritage; Spirit Beast Chant; Pointing at the Rainbow; Ghost Grapefruit and Other Poems; and Poesie Da Un Retaggio Cherokee (Multimedia Edizioni, Salerno, Italy). His short fiction titles include The Indian Who Bombed Berlin; The Last Rattlesnake Throw; and One Indian and Two Chiefs. His memoir, titled So Far, So Good, focuses on growing up on an Iowa farm during the Great Depression; on his Cherokee-Shawnee-English-Irish-American heritage; and on the power of constant warfare to shape all of our lives.
- Paula Gunn Allen