First People's Poetry Reading: A tribute to the Living Nations, Living Words Project

 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Central Time (US & Canada)
Ruggles Hall


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Description

Join us for a morning of First Peoples poetry with American Indian poets Kimberly Blaeser, Elise Paschen, Mark Turcotte, and Gwen Westerman, moderated by poet Gordon Henry.

This reading will be dedicated to the work of Joy Harjo, United States Poet Laureate and editor of Living Nations, Living Words, an anthology of poems by American Indian poets reflecting on themes of place and displacement. The book is the companion to her online project Living Nations, Living Words, A Map of First People's Poetry.

Purchase Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry at the Newberry Bookshop.


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Location

Ruggles Hall

Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610



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