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dg nanouk okpik

dg nanouk okpik is an Alaskan Native, Inupiat-Inuit from the Arctic Slope. In 2003, she received the Truman Capote Literary Trust Award.  Okpik graduated with her MFA in Creative Writing at Stonecoast College, University of Southern Maine in Portland in January 2010. Effigies, her first chapbook is an anthology from the Pacific Rim. Okpik has also been published Red Ink, Washington Square, Ahani Indigenous Writers Anthology, Many Mountains Moving  Journal, Poet Lore, and most recently in Sing, an Indigenous anthology edited by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke. Okpik is nominated for a Lannan Foundation Fellowship at Marfa, Texas, summer 2014. She was awarded the Strous Award from Prairie Schooner. Her first full-length book Corpse Whale was released in October 2013 and won the 34th Annual American Book Award. Okpik will be teaching a seminar at The Institute of American Indian Arts New Masters of Fine Arts in January 2014. She is employed at Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico.








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