Selected Publications

Creative Writing: Plays: These Are Not Creek Tragedies: Three Plays by Carolyn Dunn. Under contract, No Passport Press Dreaming the Americas Series. Forthcoming.

Creative Writing Plays: Soledad. Published in Yellow Medicine Review, Fall 2018, Special Journal on American Indian Theater.

Creative Writing/Poetry Book: The Stains of Burden and Dumb Luck, (poetry) Mongrel Empire Press, Norman, Oklahoma. 2017

Creative Writing/Fiction Book: Bloodline, (novel) forthcoming, Native Realities Press, Albuquerque, NM. 2020.

Creative Writing: Poetry Book: Echo Location: Poems, Fezziweg Press, 2013.

Creative Writing/Poetry Book: Outfoxing Coyote, That Painted Horse Press, 2002.

Scholarly Book: Coyote Speaks. Abrams Books, New York. 2008

Co-Edited Scholarly Anthology Book: Hozho: Walking In Beauty (co-editor), McGraw Hill/Contemporary Books, 2001.

Co-Edited Scholarly Anthology Book: Through the Eye of the Deer, (co-editor) Aunt Lute Books, 1999.

Full-Length Plays: Ghost Dance, The Frybread Queen, and Yellow Bird, published in New Native North American Drama, Alexander Street Press, Alexandria, Virginia. 2010.

Play: The Frybread Queen. Equity productions, Native Voices at the Autry 2011 (directed by Robert Caisley); and the Montana Repetory Theater, 2010 (directed by Jere Hodgin). Equity Production, 2019 La Mama Theater, New York. Directed by Muriel Tarrant.

Play: Soledad (2017) Under development with Native Voices at The Autry.

Play: The Bone Picker (2017), under development with PanGea World Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Adapted Screenplay: Second Sunrise, feature film developed and produced by The Romero Company for Red Nation Films. Principal Photography begins May 2019 in New Mexico.

Peer-Reviewed Article: “Summoning Swamp Songs: Decolonizing Creole-Indigenous Textual Tributaries.” Swamp Souths: Literary and Cultural Ecologies, with Rain Prud’homme-Cranford. Editors: Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, Kirstin Squint, and Anthony Wilson. LSU Press, 2018.

Peer-Reviewed Article: “Kopistaya: A Gathering of Spirits”, Weaving the Legacy: Remembering Paula Gunn Allen, edited by Stephanie Sellers and Menoukha Case. West End Press/University of New Mexico Press, 2017.

Peer-Reviewed Article: : “Those Long, Lonely Nights at the Diner: Specificity of Place, Community and Home in Arigon Starr’s ‘The Red Road’ in American Indian Performing Arts: Critical Directions, edited by Hanay Geiogamah and Jaye T. Darby. University of California Press, 2009

Peer-Reviewed Article: “The Last Indian in the World”, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, No. 32, Fall 2008.

Peer-Reviewed Article: “In Our Blood, In Our Bones”, Hurricane Katrina, Unnatural Disaster: Reflections and Prospects, edited by John Brown Childs, The New Pacific Press, 2006;

Peer-Reviewed Article: “The Trick Is Going Home: Secular Spiritualism in Native American Women’s Literature”, Reading Native American Women: Critical/Creative Representations edited by Inez Hernandez-Avila, 2005;

Peer-Reviewed Article: “Performing Indian: The Trickster at the Crossroads in Laguna Pueblo Yellow Woman Stories”, (Re) Mapping Indigenous Locations Through Contestation , edited by Andrew Jolivette, AltaMira Press, 2006;

Peer-Reviewed Article : “Alexander Lawrence Posey: Reflections” American Indian Culture & Research Journal, Winter, 2004;

Article: “The Little People of the Southeast”, Endicott Journal of Mythic Arts, Autumn, 2006;

Article: “Performing Indian, Performing Nation: American Indian Storytelling, Poetry, and Song in Practice”, Eating Fire, Tasting Blood: Breaking the Great Silence of the American Indian Holocaust, edited by MariJo Moore, Avalon, 2006;

Article: “Animal Metamorphosis” (with Charles DeLint and Terri Windling), Mythic Passages: The Magazine of Imagination, Atlanta: The Mythic Imagination Institute, Winter 2006.

Article: ; “Native Music: Not Just Drums and Flute Anymore”, Interstitial Arts Foundation/Artists Without Borders, 2003;

Article: “Deer Woman and the Living Myth of the Dreamtime”, Journal of Mythic Arts, 2003;

Poetry: (Peer Reviewed Journal) (with L. Rain Prudhomme Cranford, “Grandma’s Zydeco Stomp Dance : A Patchwork Poem”, World Literature Today, University of Oklahoma Press, May 2017.

Monologue “Lily” Monologues for Actors of Color. Routledge Press, 2016.

Poem: Outfoxing Coyote and Global Positioning System, Red Road West, edited by Lucille Lang Day and Luke Warm Water, Scarlet Tanager Press, 2016.

Poem: “Spider Woman: For Paula”, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Winter, 2009. University of California Press.

Poem: “The Last Indian in the World”, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Fall 2008.

Poem: “Spider Woman”, Endicott Journal of Mythic Arts, Autumn, 2008

Poem: "House Made of Pollen", Endicott Journal of Mythic Arts, Autumn 2008.

Poem: “Visceral”, Fulcrum Publishing, from Wild In Our Breast for Centuries: Women and War. 2008.

Poem: “Coyote Woman”, Viking/Penguin, Coyote Road, 2007.

Poem: “The Battle of Bloody Island” (chapbook), under contract, That Painted Horse Press, from Angelena. Forthcoming, 2009.

Poem: “Deer Woman”, Mythic Passages, The Mythic Imagination Institute, 2006.

Poem: “Coyote Madonna”, “Shotguns, Whirlwinds, Freight Trains”, under contract, Poetry Is Not A Luxury, Red Hen Press. Forthcoming.

Poem: “The Homecoming Queen Sails Above Los Angeles on Fire” and “Poems for a Midwinter Rain, Part 1” under contract, Mujeres de Maiz, Self Help Graphics, 2008.

Poem: “Charm Song for Hunting a Deer”, “Turquoise Woman”, “Ghost Dance”, “Taste of Tears”, Other Voices International, Volume 8. 2002.

Poem: “Coyote and Pele”, “Outfoxing Coyote”, “Charm Song for Hunting a Deer”, “Coyote Tears”, “Deer Hunter”, Endicott Studio Journal of Mythic Arts, 2002-2006.

Poem: “Outfoxing Coyote”, “Coyote & Pele”, “Ghost Dance”, Gloria Mundi Press, 2002.

Poem: “Ancestors”, Inside Poetry, Harcourt Canada, 2002.

Poem: “Ancestrès” (French language edition), La Vue du Monde, 2008.

Poem: “Round Dance”, Round Dance, San Francisco Arts Council, 2001.

Poem: “Nissei”, Sing With the Heart of A Bear: Fusions of Native and American Poetry, University of California Press, 2000.

Poem: “I Am the Real Hollywood Indian”, Through the Eye of the Deer, Aunt Lute Books, 1999.

Poem: “4th of July”, Spring Harvest, California State University Press, 1998.

Poem: “Haskell Indian School”, Reinventing the Enemy’s Language, Norton, 1997.

Article: Oxford Companion to Women's Literature in the U.S. "In the Presence of Spirits: Native Women Poets Speak";


Dunn, Carolyn M. Center [Staging] Our Stories: Critical Performativity and Embodied Praxis in Native American Theater

Red/Black Social Justice Beyond #’s: Rhetorical Agency and Dramaturgy from the Jeremiad to R & B. Rain Prud’homme Cranford and Carolyn M. Dunn, editors.

Louisiana Creole Peoplehood: Tracing Post-Contact Afro-Indigeneity and Community. Darryl Barthe, Rain Prud’homme-Cranford, Andrew Jolivette and Carolyn Dunn, editors.

Bayou Blood: A Louisiana Indigenous Creative Writing Collection. Co-editors: Rain Prud’Homme Cranford (Gomez), Carolyn Dunn, and Jean-Luc Pierite. That Painted Horse Press, 2020.