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  • Audio Recording
    Alex Jacobs reads and discusses Trudell on July 11, 2020.
    Trudell
    Alex Jacobs reads and discusses his poem "Trudell" on July 11, 2020, from his home on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation. Jacobs is a Mohawk visual artist, spoken word poet, and freelance writer, based on the St. Regis Mohawk Territory on the border between New York and Canada. He also lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for twenty-seven years, and travels there to work...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center - Karoniaktatie
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Anita Endrezze reads and discusses Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Indian on June 29, 2020.
    Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Indian | 13 Ways of Looking at an Indian
    Anita Endrezze reads and discusses her poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Indian" on June 29, 2020, from her home near Seattle, Washington. Endrezze is an artist and a writer. Her most recent book of poetry, Enigma, was published by Press 53 in 2019. Anita is Yaqui, Pima, Maya as well as half European (Slovenian, German, and Italian).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center - Endrezze, Anita
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    b: william bearhart reads and discusses Transplant: After Georgia O'Keeffe's Pelvis IV, 1944 on August 10, 2020.
    Transplant: After Georgia O'Keeffe's Pelvis IV, 1944
    b: william bearhart reads and discusses his poem "Transplant: After Georgia O'Keeffe's Pelvis IV, 1944" on August 10, 2020, from his home in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin. bearhart is a direct descendent of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin. He was a graduate from the Lo Rez MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and a poker dealer in a small Wisconsin...
    • Contributor: Bearhart, Bryan William - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Brandy Nālani McDougall reads and discusses This Island on which I Love You on August 3, 2020.
    This Island on which I Love You
    Brandy Nālani McDougall reads and discusses her poem "This Island on which I Love You" on August 3, 2020, from her home in 'Aiea, O'ahu, Hawai'i. Originally from Kula, Maui, McDougall is of Kanaka 'Ōiwi (Hawai'i, Maui, and Kaua'i lineages), Chinese, and Scottish descent. She is the author of a poetry collection, The Salt-Wind, Ka Makani Pa'akai (Kuleana 'Ōiwi Press 2008), and has edited...
    • Contributor: McDougall, Brandy Nālani - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Carrie Ayagaduk Ojanen reads and discusses Tiimiaq, something carried, on July 13, 2020.
    Tiimiaq, something carried
    Carrie Ayagaduk Ojanen reads and discusses her poem "Tiimiaq, something carried," on July 13, 2020, from her home in Maple Valley, Washington. Ojanen is an Inupiaq writer from the Ugiuvamiut (King Island) tribe. She received her MFA from the University of Montana and her book Roughly for the North is available from University of Alaska Press.
    • Contributor: Ojanen, Carrie Ayaġaduk - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Cathy Tagnak Rexford reads and discusses Anchorage, 1989 on August 12, 2020.
    Anchorage, 1989
    Cathy Tagnak Rexford reads and discusses her poem "Anchorage, 1989" on August 12, 2020, from her home in Boulder, Colorado. Rexford (Iñupiaq) is a playwright, poet, and fiction writer from Anchorage and Kaktovik, Alaska. She currently lives and writes in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and son.
    • Contributor: Rexford, Cathy Tagnak - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Cedar Sigo reads and discusses What did you learn here? (Old Man House, Suquamish) on July 7, 2020.
    What did you learn here? (Old Man House, Suquamish)
    Cedar Sigo reads and discusses his poem "What did you learn here? (Old Man House, Suquamish)" on July 7, 2020, from his office in Lofall, Washington. Sigo is a poet and member of the Suquamish Tribe. His books include Stranger in Town, Language Arts, and Royals. He was the Bagley Wright lecturer for 2019 and a book of these lectures, Guard the Mysteries, will...
    • Contributor: Sigo, Cedar - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Craig Santos Perez reads and discusses Off-Island CHamorus on June 20, 2020.
    Off-Island CHamorus
    Craig Santos Perez reads and discusses his poem "Off-Island CHamorus" on June 20, 2020, from his home in 'Aiea, Hawai'i. Perez, a native CHamoru from the Pacific Island of Guåhan (Guam), is the author of five books of poetry and the coeditor of five anthologies. He is a professor of English at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.
    • Contributor: Santos Perez, Craig - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Deborah A. Miranda reads and discusses Indigenous Physics: The Element Colonizatium on July 18, 2020.
    Indigenous Physics : The Element Colonizatium
    Deborah A. Miranda reads and discusses her poem "Indigenous Physics: The Element Colonizatium" on July 18, 2020, from a log cabin on the Maury River in Rockbridge Baths, Virginia. Miranda is both an enrolled member of the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation of the Greater Monterey Bay Area and of Chumash ancestry. Her mixed-genre book Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir (Heyday 2013), received the 2015 PEN-Oakland...
    • Contributor: Miranda, Deborah A. - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Denise Sweet reads and discusses Palominos Near Tuba City on August 21, 2020.
    Palominos Near Tuba City
    Denise Sweet reads and discusses her poem "Palominos Near Tuba City" on August 21, 2020, from her home in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Sweet (Anishinaabe, White Earth) is author of a recent collection of new and selected poems, Palominos Near Tuba City. She is also a First Nations Organizer, and worked with the Wisconsin tribes to impact Native voter turnout in 2020.
    • Contributor: Sweet, Denise - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Duane Niatum reads and discusses Old Humptulips on July 7, 2020.
    Old Humptulips
    Duane Niatum reads and discusses his poem "Old Humptulips" on July 7, 2020, from his home in Seattle, Washington. Niatum, Jamestown S'Klallam tribe, has been writing poems, stories and essays for over sixty years. He has published ten books of poems; Earth Vowels and Sea Changes are the latest. The legends and traditions of his ancestors help shape and animate his poetry. Duane has...
    • Contributor: Niatum, Duane - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Elise Paschen reads and discusses Heritage, X on July 13, 2020.
    Heritage, X
    Elise Paschen reads and discusses her poem "Heritage, X" on July 13, 2020, from her study in Harbert, Michigan. Paschen is the author of The Nightlife, Bestiary, Infidelities, and Houses: Coasts. She has edited numerous poetry anthologies and teaches in the MFA Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Paschen is an enrolled member of the Osage Nation.
    • Contributor: Paschen, Elise - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Elizabeth Woody reads and discusses Coquille on July 23, 2020.
    Coquille
    Elizabeth Woody reads and discusses her poem "Coquille" on July 23, 2020, from her home in Warm Springs, Oregon. Woody is the author of three books of poetry: Hand into Stone, Luminaries of the Humble, and Seven Hands, Seven Hearts. She has published essays and short fiction and is a visual artist. Woody is Navajo/Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes...
    • Contributor: Woody, Elizabeth - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Eric Gansworth reads and discusses Angry Red Planet on July 13, 2020.
    Angry Red Planet
    Eric Gansworth reads and discusses his poem "Angry Red Planet" on July 13, 2020, in Niagara Falls, New York. Eric Gansworth, S·ha-weñ na-saeʼ, is a writer and visual artist, and a citizen of the Onondaga Nation (Eel Clan), raised at Tuscarora Nation. His work is in fiction, poetry, memoir, drama, painting, and photography, and has been widely published and shown.
    • Contributor: Gansworth, Eric L. - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Gordon Henry Jr. reads and discusses River People--The Lost Watch on August 3, 2020.
    River People -- The Lost Watch
    Gordon Henry Jr. reads and discusses his poem "River People--The Lost Watch" on August 3, 2020, from his home in Canadian Lakes, Michigan. Gordon Henry Jr., an enrolled citizen of the White Earth Anishinaabe Nation in Minnesota, is a poet and fiction writer. His writing has been published in numerous anthologies in the United States and has been translated into German, Spanish, and Italian....
    • Contributor: Henry, Gordon - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Heather Cahoon reads and discusses Baby Out of Cut-Open Woman on July 12, 2020.
    Baby Out of Cut-Open Woman
    Heather Cahoon reads and discusses her poem "Baby Out of Cut-Open Woman" on July 12, 2020, from her home in Missoula, Montana. Cahoon, PhD, is an award-winning poet, artist, and policy scholar from the Flathead Reservation where she is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Her chapbook Elk Thirst won the Merriam-Frontier Prize and her first full-length collection of poems, Horsefly...
    • Contributor: Cahoon, Heather (Heather M.) - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Heid E. Erdrich reads and discusses Peacemaking on July 13, 2020
    Peacemaking
    Heid E. Erdrich reads and discusses her poem "Peacemaking" on July 13, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Erdrich's new book, “Little Big Bully” (from Penguin), won the 2022 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. She edited New Poets of Native Nations from Graywolf Press. Erdrich is Ojibwe and an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.
    • Contributor: Erdrich, Heid E. (Heid Ellen) - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Henry Real Bird reads and discusses Thought on July 28, 2020.
    Thought
    Henry Real Bird reads and discusses his poem "Thought" on July 28, 2020, from Yellowstone Public Radio in Billings, Montana. Henry Real Bird is a rancher and educator who raises bucking horses on Yellow Leggins Creek in the Wolf Teeth Mountains. He was born and raised on the Crow Indian Reservation in the tradition of the Crow by his grandparents, Mark and Florence Real...
    • Contributor: Real Bird, Henry - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Imaikalani Kalahele reads and discusses Maoli on July 10, 2020.
    Maoli
    Imaikalani Kalahele reads and discusses his poem "Maoli" on July 10, 2020, in Ho'oulu 'Āina, Honolulu, Hawai'i. Kalahele is a Hawaiian (Maoli) artist, poet, and philosopher. He is the son of Rebecca Keliiolalo Kalahele, from Waihee, Maui, and Dale Alton Muerlott, from Illinois; husband to Eunice; father of four; and grandfather of fifteen.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center - Kalahele, Imaikalani
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Jake Skeets reads and discusses Daybreak on July 17, 2020.
    Daybreak
    Jake Skeets reads and discusses his poem "Daybreak" on July 17, 2020, from his home in Tsaile, Arizona. Skeets is Tsi'naajínii, born for Tábąąhá. He is the author of Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, winner of the 2018 National Poetry Series and 2020 Whiting Award. Skeets is Diné (Navajo).
    • Contributor: Skeets, Jake - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Jennifer Elise Foerster reads and discusses Notes from Coosa on June 30, 2020.
    Notes from Coosa
    Jennifer Elise Foerster reads and discusses her poem "Notes from Coosa" on June 30, 2020, from her home in San Francisco, California. Foerster is the author of two books of poetry, Bright Raft in the Afterweather (2018) and Leaving Tulsa (2013), both from University of Arizona Press. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, she received her PhD in English and Literary Arts from...
    • Contributor: Foerster, Jennifer Elise - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Joan Naviyuk Kane reads and discusses Rookeries on July 13, 2020.
    Rookeries
    Joan Naviyuk Kane reads and discusses her poem "Rookeries" on July 13, 2020, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Kane's eight books of poetry and prose include Dark Traffic, which will be published in 2021. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Book Award, the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, and a Whiting Award. She teaches in the department of race, colonialism, and...
    • Contributor: Kane, Joan Naviyuk - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Joe Dale Tate Nevaquaya reads and discusses In the Field on July 3, 2020.
    In the Field
    Joe Dale Tate Nevaquaya reads and discusses his poem "In the Field" on July 3, 2020, from a friend's home in Norman, Oklahoma. Nevaquaya (Comanche/Yuchi) is a longtime visual artist and poet. His poetry collection Leaving Holes & Selected New Writings (Mongrel Empire Press) won the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry in 2012.
    • Contributor: Nevaquaya, Joe Dale Tate - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Joy Harjo reads and discusses Exile of Memory on August 5, 2020.
    Exile of Memory
    Joy Harjo reads and discusses her poem "Exile of Memory" on August 5, 2020, from her home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Harjo is the 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, and the first Native American poet to serve in the position. Her nine books of poetry include An American Sunrise, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, How We Became Human: New...
    • Contributor: Harjo, Joy - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01
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    Kim Shuck reads and discusses This River on July 14, 2020.
    This River
    Kim Shuck reads and discusses her poem "This River" on July 14, 2020, from her studio in San Francisco, California. Shuck is a silly protein and is solo author of seven books as of this writing. She is also the seventh poet laureate of San Francisco and a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
    • Contributor: Shuck, Kim - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2020-01-01