Chelsea T. Hicks

Chelsea T. Hicks is a recent graduate from the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her first book is a collection of stories, The Spiders, forthcoming from Unnamed Press in 2022. A Writing By Writers Fellow and a Wah-Zha-Zhi Woman Artist of the Osage Nation Museum, Hicks writes stories and essays incorporating Wahzhazhe I.E., or the Osage language. She has published work in McSweeney’s, Indian Country Today, The Rumpus, Yellow Medicine Review, The Believer, and elsewhere, and received a 2021 Ford Foundation Honorable Mention for her promotion of indigenous language creative writing. She is an enrolled member of the Osage Nation (Pawhuska District) and belongs to the Gentle Peacemaker Clan.