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Indigenous Art Exhibit & Poetry Presentation – April 2nd 6-8pm
April 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us at Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc . on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, NY for a community reading of Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise.
We will also celebrate the fine art of Indigenous artists including Segundo Orellana, Sueey Gutierrez, Alejandro Condo, Mariana Lima, Margarita Espada, Denise Silva-Dennis & more.
In 2019, Joy Harjo was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold the position and only the second person to serve three terms in the role. Harjo’s nine books of poetry include An American Sunrise, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems, and She Had Some Horses. She is also the author of two memoirs, Crazy Brave and Poet Warrior, which invites us to travel along the heartaches, losses, and humble realizations of her “poet-warrior” road. She has edited several anthologies of Native American writing including When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through — A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, and Living Nations, Living Words, the companion anthology to her signature poet laureate project. Her many writing awards include the 2019 Jackson Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation, the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Board of Directors Chair of the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, and holds a Tulsa Artist Fellowship. A renowned musician, Harjo performs with her saxophone nationally and internationally; her most recent album is I Pray For My Enemies. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
This program is co-presented by Ma’s House and Teatro Yerbabruja NEA Big Read Long Island. Support comes from NEA Big Read, which is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest