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Sherwin Bitsui Poetry Reading

March 21, 2014

Department:English
Contact:Karin Schalm
Location:Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall
Time:7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Description:

Sherwin Bitsui is the author of two books of poetry: Shapeshift (University of Arizona Press, 2003) and Flood Song (Copper Canyon Press, 2009). He has published his poems in Narrative, Black Renaissance Noir, American Poet, The Iowa Review, LIT, and elsewhere. His poems were also anthologized in Between Water & Song and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. His recent honors include a 2011 Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship and a 2011 Native Arts & Culture Foundation Arts Fellowship. He is also the recipient of the 2010 PEN Open Book Award, an American Book Award and a Whiting Writers Award. Bitsui is originally from White Cone, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation. Currently, he lives in Tucson, Arizona. He is Dine of the Todich'ii'nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for the Tl'izilani (Many Goats Clan).

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