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American Sign Language literature (also called Deaf American literature) is defined as the stories, poetry, vlogs, folk tales, and even songs composed in American Sign Language by Deaf Americans. It is mostly composed live with a camera and not on paper. However, there is a decent collection of ASL literature (among those of other sign languages) in SignWriting.


List of ASL Literati


  • Peter Cook
  • Clayton Valli
  • Ella Mae Lentz
  • Trix Bruce
  • Patrick Graybill
  • Debbie Rennie


Many of the poets above double as storytellers.

  • Ben Bahan


  • Signing the Body Poetic: Essays on American Sign Language Literature edited by H-Dirksen L. Bauman, Jennifer L. Nelson, and Heidi M. Rose.

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