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Poetry Reading and Discussion with Gerald Vizenor

Photo courtesy of Gerald VizenorPhoto courtesy of Gerald Vizenor

Gerald Vizenor is a prolific novelist, poet, literary critic, and citizen of the White Earth Nation of the Anishinaabeg in Minnesota. He is the author and editor of more than 30 books, including Blue Ravens (2014), Favor of Crows: New and Collected Haiku (2014), Shrouds of White Earth (2010), Almost Ashore (2006), Hiroshima Bugi (2003), Manifest Manners: Narratives on Postindian Survivance (1999), and Fugitive Poses: Native American Indian Scenes of Absence and Presence (1998).

This public reading and moderated discussion with the audience is part of the Roosevelt Poetry Readings at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and is cosponsored by the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP). The Roosevelt Poetry Readings are made possible by a donor gift that will help bring poets of recognized stature to the Institute.

Vizenor will be introduced by Daniel Carpenter, the director of the social sciences program of Academic Ventures at the Radcliffe Institute, the Allie S. Freed Professor of Government in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the director of the Center for American Political Studies.

Megan Hill, director of Honoring Nations, Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at Harvard Kennedy School, will moderate the discussion with the audience.

This event is free and open to the public.

This event at the Radcliffe Institute is part of the Initiative on Native and Indigenous Peoples.