Wendy Rose (b. 1948), primarily known as a poet, is a political activist, artist, anthropologist, and educator. She has taught at California State University, Fresno, and Fresno City College. Currently, she and her husband, Arthur Murata, own “Oh Grow Up”, a collectibles store in Coarsegold, California. Rose has voiced the concerns of urban Indians, articulated the difficulties of negotiating a multi-racial identity in the contemporary world, and critiqued colonialism’s devastations to American Indians.

Born in Oakland, California to Betty Webb who was of Miwok, Irish, and Scottish descent, Rose’s paternal parentage is uncertain. Her mother was married to Dick Edwards (whose grandmother was one of “Bidwell’s Indians”, a tribe that Rose has not been able to identify), but she

1577 words

Citation: Godfrey, Kathleen. "Wendy Rose". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 August 2011 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12933, accessed 15 April 2024.]

12933 Wendy Rose 1 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here

Leave Feedback

The Literary Encyclopedia is a living community of scholars. We welcome comments which will help us improve.