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[69] Erika T. Wurth, author of Buckskin Cocaine

“This is about Indians for Indians and it’s not try to teach about a culture or pander to anything. There are no lessons for white people in this book.” – Erika T. Wurth

Erika T. Wurth’s publications include two novels, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend and You Who Enter Here, two collections of poetry and a collection of short stories, Buckskin Cocaine. A writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Buzzfeed, Boulevard, The Writer’s Chronicle, Waxwing and The Kenyon Review. She will be faculty at Breadloaf in 2020, is a Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Scholar, attended the Tin House Summer Workshop, and has been chosen as a narrative artist for the Meow Wolf Denver installation. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.

Connect with Erika on her website, Twitter, and Instagram.

Erika’s book recommendations:

Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford

Cherokee America by Margaret Verble

Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson

Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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