SLU Writers Series Presents Santee Frazier

- Sykes Common Room
Santee Frazier Photo
Photo by Jason Ordaz

A member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Santee Frazier earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Syracuse University. His first collection of poems, Dark Thirty (2009), was published in the University of Arizona Press Sun Tracks series. Frazier’s honors include a Fall 2009 Lannan Residency Fellowship 2011 School for Advanced Research Indigenous Writer in Residence and the 2014 Native Arts and Culture Foundation literature fellow. His second collection of poems, Aurum, was released in 2019 by The University of Arizona Press. He served as Director of the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA in Creative Writing, visiting faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers.

He is currently the Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing. 

For over 50 years the Writers Series program at St. Lawrence University has welcomed all varieties of authors including Pulitzer Prize winners.  The events are free and open to the public.  For additional information, contact the English Department 315-229-5125 or go to