Sy Hoahwah (Yapai Nʉʉ/Kwaharʉ/Southern Arapaho) is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma. He received his M.F.A in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas.


Hoahwah is the author of three collections of poetry, Ancestral Demon of a Grieving Bride (University of New Mexico Press, 2021) Night Cradle (USPOCO Books, 2011), and Velroy and the Madischie Mafia (West End Press, 2009). In 2013, Sy was a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship.


He resides with his wife and daughter outside of Little Rock, AR. 

Links:  Academy of American Poets


                                 Library of Congress


                National Endowment for the Arts


                        Poetry Foundation