Steve Sexton

Steven B. Sexton is Pawnee and Choctaw from Oklahoma. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Oklahoma and hopes to continue to study, teach, and write Native American literature. His poetry has been published in various journals, including Blue Mesa Review. He also has various academic publications, including an article on the late Choctaw/Cherokee/Irish writer and critic, Louis Owens, in an upcoming anthology on Native American literature. Steven finds inspiration from the poetry of Joy Harjo, Simon Ortiz, Sherman Alexie, and William Blake, to name but a few. Being an army brat, he grew up in partly in Europe, and hasn’t stopped moving. Although he has lived in (West) Germany, Florida, Belgium, Oregon, Kansas, and New Mexico, Steven’s roots are firmly planted in the red dirt of Oklahoma. His poetry reflects the many journeys he has taken, both figuratively and literally.