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Acclaimed poet Joy Harjo will read from her work on Wednesday, March 2 in MLC148. The event is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, English, and Women's Studies.
About Joy Harjo
"Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation.Her seven books of poetry, which includes such well-known titles as How We Became Human- New and Selected Poems, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, and She Had Some Horses have garnered many awards. These include the New Mexico Governors Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas; and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. For A Girl Becoming, a young adult/coming of age book, was released in 2009 and is Harjos most recent publication.
"She has released four award-winning CD's of original music and in 2009 won a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist of the Year for Winding Through the Milky Way. Her most recent CD release is a traditional flute album: Red Dreams, A Trail Beyond Tears. She performs nationally and internationally with her band, the Arrow Dynamics. She also performs her one-woman show, Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light, which premiered at the Wells Fargo Theater in Los Angeles in 2009 with recent performances at the Public Theater in NYC and La Jolla Playhouse as part of the Native Voices at the Autry. She has received a Rasmusson US Artists Fellowship and is a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Harjo writes a column Comings and Goings for her tribal newspaper, the Muscogee Nation News. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico."
See http://www.joyharjo.com/Poetry.html for more about her poetry.
Acclaimed novelist Thomas King will read from his work on Thursday, January 26.
About Thomas King
Thomas King is a noted Native American novelist and broadcaster who most often writes about Canada's First Nations and is an outspoken advocate for First Nations causes. He is of Cherokee, Greek, and German descent. Born in Sacramento, California, he worked in Australia as a photojournalist before moving to Canada in 1980. He earned a Ph.D. in English and American studies at the University of Utah. He has taught Native Studies at the University of California, the University of Lethbridge, and at the University of Minnesota, where he was also Chair of American Indian Studies. King is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph, west of Toronto.
King published his first novel in 1989, Medicine River. Other works include One Good Story, That one, a collection of short stories, Green Grass, Running Water and Truth in Bright Water. He has also written Dreadful Water Shows Up and The Red Power Murders, mystery novels written under the name Harley GoodWeather. His non-fiction work includes Godzilla vs. the Postcolonial, which questions the efficacy of filtering indigenous experience of continuing colonialism through the lens of postcolonial theory, and The Truth About Stories, an essay collection adapted from the Massey series of lectures. He also has edited a number of anthologies on Native writers.
Kings A Short History of Indians in Canada won the 2006 McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year award. He was twice nominated for a Governor-Generals award, including for the childrens book, "A Coyote Columbus Story. King is the creator of The Dead Dog Cafe Comedy Hour, a radio program that ran for 3 years on the Canadian Broadcast Network.
VOX Reading Series, the Creative Writing Program, and the Institute of
Native American Studies present a reading and Q&A session with
novelist Stephen Graham Jones on Wednesday, February 8 at Ciné. The
event is free and open to the public.
Graham Jones is a Blackfeet Native American author of experimental
fiction, horror fiction, crime fiction, and science fiction. Born in
West Texas in 1972, Stephen Graham Jones earned a B.A. in English and
Philosophy at Texas Tech University and an M.A. at University of North
Texas. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Florida State
University in 1998.
He is the author of eight novels and two collections of short fiction, including Seven Spanish Angels, All the Beautiful Sinners, Growing Up Dead in Texas, Ledfeather, and Zombie Bake-Off. Several other novels and collections by Jones are forthcoming in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Jones has been a Stoker finalist, a Shirley Jackson Award finalist, an NEA fellow, and has won the Texas Institute of Letters award for fiction. He is currently an associate professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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