* 26.03.1975, White Cone / Arizona, United States lives in: Tuscon, United States
Sherwin Bitsui was born on March 26, 1975 in White Cone, Arizona. He grew up on the Navajo Reservation of White Cone. He is Dine of the Todich'ii'nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for the Tl'izilani (Many Goats Clan).
Bitsui holds an AFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts Creative Writing Program and is currently completing his studies at the University of Arizona. He is the recipient of the 2000-01 Individual Poet Grant from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, the 1999 Truman Capote Creative Writing Fellowship and a Lannan Foundation Literary Residency Fellowship.