Eric Gansworth, Sˑha-weñ na-saeˀ, a writer and visual artist, (enrolled Onondaga) was raised at the Tuscarora Nation Territories in Western New York. Currently, he is a Professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. In 2016, he was NEH Distinguished Visiting Professor of Native American Studies at Colgate University. He was recently one of 15 writers chosen for inclusion in LIT CITY, a public arts project celebrating Buffalo’s Literary Legacy.
His books include the novels, If I Ever Get Out of Here, Extra Indians (American Book Award), Mending Skins (PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award), Smoke Dancing, Indian Summers, the collections of poems, Nickel Eclipse: Iroquois Moon and A Half-Life of Cardio-Pulmonary Function, and Breathing the Monster Alive, a collection of poetry and memoir. In 2014, he recorded the vocal performance for the audiobook of If I Ever Get Out of Here. His next novel, Give Me Some Truth, is forthcoming.
Gansworth is also a visual artist with numerous solo and group shows. His books generally feature integral visual art. His painting, From One Dance: Creation is on permanent exhibit at Canisius College and another, Cross-PollilNation, is currently on long term loan to the Iroquois Indian Museum.
Learn more about Eric on his website!