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Geary Hobson

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Professor Hobson is the editor of The Remembered Earth: An Anthology of Contemporary Native American Literature (University of New Mexico Press, 1979) and The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Indian Writing After Removal (2010), author of Deer Hunting and Other Poems (Point Riders Press, 1990), The Last of the Ofos (University of Arizona Press, 2000), a novel, and Plain of Jars and Other Stories (2011). A book of essays, The Rise of the White Shaman: Essays and Reviews, 1970-2000, is currently in press. He has published poems, short stories, critical articles, book reviews, and historical essays in The Greenfield Review, Arizona Quarterly, Contact/II, Western American Literature, World Literature Today, Y'Bird and other journals. Recently, his work has appeared in such anthologies as American Indian Literature (1991), Growing Up Native American (1993), Returning the Gift (1994), and Aniyunwiya/Real Human Beings: An Anthology of Contemporary Cherokee Prose (1995). Among his current projects are The Literature of Indian Country, a critical and historical study of Native American writing and publishing from 1968 to 1992; a second novel; a second book of poems; a second collection of essays and other nonfiction writing. Professor Hobson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Native American and American literature. He believes that students learn more about literature when they consider the written works as products totally of the social and cultural milieu of which the works are a part.

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