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Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Series

February 2, 16, 23 | 6-7pm (come to 1 or come to all)

Cost: $20 a session * 100% or 50% Scholarship Available

Instructor: Carol Miller

Register at: https://mycche.org/event/norton-anthology-of-native-nations-poetry-series/2021-02-02/

218-387-3411 | [email protected]

Each of the three sessions will be centered on Native American poetry. Carol will highlight three or so in each session. She will emphasize what the primary editor, Joy Harjo, our current national poet laureate, wrote in her introduction about the character of all poetry, but indigenous poetry especially:

“What is shared with all tribal nations in North America is the knowledge that the earth is a living being, and a belief in the power of language, to create, to transform, and to establish change. Words are living beings. Poetry in all its forms, including songs, oratory, and ceremony, both secular and sacred, is a useful tool for the community. Though it is performative there is no separations of the audience and performer” (p. 2).

Though the anthology includes the work of more than 160 poets from hundreds of indigenous nations, in the time and space we have, Carol will focus primarily, but not exclusively, on work by several of the really fine poets who live in our region, described in the anthology as “the Northeast and Midwest.”

Poems for Session 1: 

Origin Stories

“N. Scott Momaday, (Kiowa) “A Blessing, Prayer for Words,”

Kimberly M. Blaeser (Anishinaabe) “Dreams of Water Bodies” (p. 67)

Heid Erdrich (Anishinaabe, Turtle Mountain Band), "The Theft Outright" (p. 143)

Joy Harjo, (Muskoke) "Rabbit Is Up to Tricks" (pp. 403-404)

Check out the event at mycche.org for info about the poems for session 2 and 3. 


Date & Time

Weekly on Tuesday

Feb 02, 2021 through Feb 23, 2021

6:00PM - 7:00PM

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