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Watch Songs at the Confluence: Indigenous Poets on Place

December 6, 2020

Inspired by the recently published Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through, Songs at the Confluence features nine short films of readings by emerging and celebrated Indigenous poets.

Sy Hoahwah (Yapaituka Comanche and Southern Arapaho), M.L. Smoker (Assiniboine and Sioux), and Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota) are among the poets featured in the program. The event also includes a discussion between two of the anthology’s editors, LeAnne Howe (Choctaw) and Jennifer Foerster (Mvsoke). It was curated by poets Kimberly Blaeser (Anishinaabe) and Jake Skeets (Diné).

Songs at the Confluence first streamed on Friday, December 4, 2020 and it remains available to watch on YouTube, the Tippet Rise website, and the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation website.

We are honored and delighted to offer the program in collaboration with our sister organization, the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation, and In-Na-Po (Indigenous Nations’ Poets). We hope you are inspired by it!

Photo by Erik Petersen.