Santee Frazier is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Syracuse University.
He is the recipient of various awards including: Syracuse University Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowships, and most recently The School for Advanced Research Indigeonous Writer in Residence. His poems have appeared in American Poet, Narrative Magazine, Ontario Review, Ploughshares, and other literary journals. His first collection of poems Dark Thirty was released by the University of Arizona Press in 2009.