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December 4: Songs at the Confluence, Indigenous Poets on Place

December 4: Songs at the Confluence, Indigenous Poets on Place

November 20, 2020

Please join us on Friday, December 4th at 5PM MST for a special digital event, Songs at the Confluence: Indigenous Poets on Place, organized in collaboration with our sister organization, the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation, and In-Na-Po (Indigenous Nations’ Poets).

We are honored and delighted to be able to present this program, which is inspired by the recently published Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through.

Curated by poets Kimberly Blaeser (Anishinaabe) and Jake Skeets (Diné), the event will feature nine short films of readings by emerging and celebrated Indigenous poets. Sy Hoahwah (Yapaituka Comanche and Southern Arapaho), Brandy Nalani McDougall (Kanaka Maoli), M.L. Smoker (Assiniboine and Sioux), and Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota) are among the poets featured in the program. The event will also include a discussion between two of the anthology’s editors, LeAnne Howe (Choctaw) and Jennifer Foerster (Mvsoke), and 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!

For additional insights on the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation, please click on “More info” below.

Photo by Erik Petersen.