Diane Glancy

March 11, 2002

Diane Glancy

For the renowned author of Native American Poetry, Diane Glancy, writing has been a journey. As artist in residence for the State Arts Council of Oklahoma, she traveled the state for a decade, teaching the skills of writing, oral communication and critical thinking. Her growing reputation as a writer opened the door to a fellowship at the prestigious University of Iowa Writers Workshop, then to a faculty position at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she teaches Native American Literature and Creative Writing in Poetry, Fiction, Essay/Nonfiction, Scriptwriting and Environmental Writing.

Glancy also taught in the masters program of the Bread Loaf School of English on the campus of the Native American Preparatory School in Rowe, New Mexico, in 1999. She was the 1998 Edlestein-Keller Minnesota Writer of Distinction, University of Minnesota, where she taught Topics in Advanced Poetry. Glancy also was the Native American Inroads Mentor at The Loft in Minneapolis where she taught Creative Nonfiction in 1997. She has recently published the novel, Designs of the Night Sky.


Glancy's poetry, scripts, essays, and fiction have earned her numerous literary prizes including an American Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry, the Native American Prose Award and a Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship.

Diane Glancy was born in 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri, of a Cherokee father and an English/German mother. She received her B.A. from the University of Missouri in 1964 and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 1988. She appeared in the Michigan Writers Series as a guest reader by courtesy of the Red Cedar Review.

For more information on Diane Glancy, please visit her website: http://www.macalester.edu/~glancy/

To view Special Collections' holdings of Glancy's work, please click here.

To hear Glancy read from her own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.

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