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  • Mon

    Wisconsin Book Fest: Indigenous Poetics

    7:00-9:00pm CSTOnline

    Join the event at: Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image.

    This reading by alumni, mentors, and the current director of the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA program is a gathering of poetic voices who all identify as Indigenous. This reading will be as diverse as it is enthralling. These poets, who come from all parts of the country and the state of Wisconsin, have committed themselves to the act of rewriting the literary landscape by proving that Indigenous poetics is both vital and vibrant. Spend Indigenous People's Day with current city of Madison Poet Laureate, Angela C. Trudell Vasquez; former Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Kimberly Blaeser; Joaquin Zihuantanejo, winner of the Anhinga-Robert Dana Prize for Poetry; and Santee Frazier, award winning poet and current director of the Institute of American Indian Arts Low Residency MFA Program as they read from their latest collections. This will be an evening to remember.

Kim at Returning the Gift Festival, 2012 in Milwaukee, Indian Summer Stage.

Kim at Returning the Gift Festival, 2012 in Milwaukee, Indian Summer Stage.


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  • Fri

    Songs at the Confluence: Indigenous Poets on Place

    7:00 pmOnline

    “Songs at the Confluence: Indigenous Poets on Place,” Digital Poetry Event, December 4th, 7 p.m. Eastern (6 Central, 5 Mountain).

    Curated by In-Na-Po, Indigenous Nations Poets. Sponsored by Tippet Rise Art Center and Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation.  The evening's program will include short films by emerging and celebrated Indigenous poets, in which they will read their own work and recite other poems from the anthology.

    Readers will include Kimberly Blaeser (Anishinaabe–White Earth Nation), Jake Skeets (Diné), Brandy Nalani McDougall (Kanaka Maoli), Sy Hoahwah (Yapaituka Comanche and Southern Arapaho), Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota) and M. L. Smoker (Assiniboine and Sioux). Poems by the late poets Adrian Louis (Lovelock Paiute), b: william bearheart (Anishinaabe–St. Croix), and Louis Little Coon Oliver (Mvskoke) will also be performed.

    A discussion between LeAnne Howe (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) and Jennifer Foerster (Mvskoke (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma), two of the anthology's editors, will also be featured, as well as video of Tippet Rise's inspiring landscape and musical programs.

    The program on December 4 will stream on YouTube, the Tippet Rise website, and the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation website. We hope you can make it!