William Oandasan

1947–1992

Of mixed Yuki and Filipino heritage, William Oandasan was a member of the Yuki tribe of Round Valley, California. An advocate for Native American writers, he founded A Press in 1976 and edited A: A Journal of Contemporary Literature. He is the author of the poetry collections Taking Off (1976); Sermon & Three Waves: A Journey Through Night (1978); Moving Inland, A Cycle of Lyrics (1983); Round Valley Songs (1984), winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation; Round Valley Verses (1987); and Summer Night (1989). Oandasan died in 1992.

 

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POET’S REGION U.S., Western

LIFE SPAN 1947–1992

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Of mixed Yuki and Filipino heritage, William Oandasan was a member of the Yuki tribe of Round Valley, California. An advocate for Native American writers, he founded A Press in 1976 and edited A: A Journal of Contemporary Literature. He is the author of the poetry collections Taking Off (1976); Sermon & Three Waves: A Journey Through Night (1978); Moving Inland, A Cycle of Lyrics (1983); Round Valley Songs (1984), winner of the . . .

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