Creative Work

Greg Sarris has been involved in a number of creative projects from many different disciplines. Use the links below to navigate to the section you wish to view.

“A fascinating and evocative memoir in essays.”

Kirkus, starred review

Watermelon Nights (Volume 73) (American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series) Paperback – July 1, 2021

“These are charming and wise stories, simply told, to be enjoyed by young and old alike—’stories need us if they are to come forth and have life too.’”

Kirkus Reviews

“I admire Greg Sarris’s sense of the gritty passion of life. A resonant thread of myth and laughter pulls the tales together. He allows the story to overtake him, the sign of a fine storyteller.”

Joy Harjo

“Wonderful, and urgently needed in these days of confusion over Native American identity and spirituality. . . . Vibrant testimony to the survival of American Indians and the power of the old spirits.”

Leslie Marmon Silko

“Fans of Michael Dorris should be excited and reassured by Watermelon Nights that there are other, equally compelling voices in American Indian literature.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“A wonderful, empowering book”

Michael M.J. Fischer

“This stunning collection puts humanity and mystery back into the text where they profoundly belong. . . . A must for any serious student of native literatures, or for any serious student of life.”

Joy Harjo