Santee Frazier is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and is currently pursuing an MFA at Syracuse University. He is the recipient of various awards including: The Truman Capote Scholarship and a Syracuse University Fellowship. His poems have appeared in American Poet, Narrative Magazine, Ontario Review, and various literary journals. His first collection of poems Dark Thirty was released by the University of Arizona Press in the spring of 2009.