FRANCISCO, Nia. American, b. 1952. Genres: Poetry, Cultural/Ethnic topics. Career: Has worked as an instructor at Navajo Community College, Tsaile, AR, 1976-78, in the Navajo Tribe Division of Education, Window Rock, AZ, 1977-79, in the Chinle School District, Chinle, AZ, 1979-80, at the Navajo Academy, Farmington, NM, 1981-83, and with the Fort Defiance Division of Child Development, Fort Defiance, AZ, 1983; member of Arizona Commission on Humanities, Phoenix, AZ, 1978-79. Publications: Blue Horses for Navajo Women, 1988; Carried Away by the Black River, 1994. Work represented in anthologies. Address: P.O. Box 794, Navajo, NM 87328, U.S.A.