Poetry Across the Nations: An Indigenous Reading

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Fred Wildlife Refuge (map) Capitol Hill
Thurs Dec 7 at 7 pm


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Natalie Diaz is the author of the award-winning collection of poetry When My Brother Was an Aztec (Copper Canyon Press). (She's also a very accomplished ball player, but that's for another blurb.) Her other work involves doing cool things like partnering with the Hugo House and Poetry Foundation to create Poetry Across the Nations, "a community outreach program facilitated by Native women" who host readings and workshops to build "intercultural and intertribal" networks. While she's here, Muckleshoot poet Celeste Adame and Diaz will offer a free poetry workshop for Native writers. There will also be a reading, open to all, featuring Diaz, Suquamish poet Cedar Sigo (who has a couple very good collections out on Wave), East Shawnee poet and UW grad Laura Da', Muscogee poet Jennifer Foerster (Leaving Tulsa), and Acoma Pueblo poet Sara Ortiz. These poets employ a wide range of styles, from narrative stuff to hyper-lyrical stuff to wildly experimental stuff, so there will be something for everyone, provided your something involves good poetry.

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Fred Wildlife Refuge

128 Belmont Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Event Times
  • Thurs Dec 7 at 7 pm
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