Born in Creek Nation, I.T. in 1873. Prominent poet, journalist, and political satirist of the Creek Nation. Owner and editor of the Indian Journal. Interpreter and agent for the Dawes Commission. Observer and chronicler of the changes in Oklahoma in preparation for statehood.
The Poems of Alexander Lawrence Posey. Collected and arranged by Mrs. Minnie H. Posey. with a memoir by William Elsey Connelley.
Topeka, KS: Crane, 1910.
Poems of Alexander Lawrence Posey, Creek Indian Bard. Rev.ed.
Revised by Okmulgee Cultural Foundation, Inc. Five Civilized Tribes Heritage Foundation, Inc. Illus. by Joan Hill. Muskogee, OK: Hoffmann Printing Co., 1969.
The Fus Fixico Letters. Edited by Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. and Carol A. Petty. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1993.
In the Authors Words
"The Indian talks in poetry; poetry is his vernacular-not necessarily the stilted poetry of books, but the free and untrammeled poetry of Nature, the poetry of the fields, the sky, the river, the sun and the stars."
Papers of Alexander Posey are in the Alexander Posey Collection at the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, OK
Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol.175: Native American Writers of the United States, 1997. pp. 233-241. Encyclopedia of North American Indians, edited by Frederick E. Hoxie. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996). pp. 504-506. Littlefield, Daniel F. Alex Posey: Creek Poet, Journalist, and Humorist. (Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1992). Marable, Mary Hays and Boylan, Elaine. A Handbook of Oklahoma Writers. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1939. pp. 77-80.