Native Innovation: Indigenous American Poetry in the 21st Century

You have two more days to participate in a landmark symposium giving an in-depth look at the dynamic state of Native American poetry and poetics in the 21st century is being presented by Poets House March 21-24, 2013. Co-curated by Joseph Bruchac and Allison Hedge CokeNative Innovation: Indigenous American Poetry in the 21st Century brings a new generation of Native American poets together with established poetic voices in a convocation of readings and conversations that will examine an extensive range of issues, including native languages, traditional storytelling, formal innovation, Native American politics and much more.

Featured poets include Sherwin BitsuiJoseph BruchacNatalie DiazJennifer Foerster, Santee FrazierJoy HarjoAllison Hedge CokeRoberta Hill,Maurice KennyCedar SigoJames Thomas StevensOrlando White & Karenne Wood (poet dg nanouk okpik is unable to attend due to illness).
Here are the Saturday and Sunday schedules:
Saturday, March 23
Location: Poets House | $10, $7 for students and seniors and free to Poets House Members
·         11:00AM Craft Presentations and Discussion with Jennifer Foerster, Maurice Kenny, Cedar Sigo & James Thomas Stevens
·         2:00PM Panel on Native Narratology with Santee Frazier, Allison Hedge Coke & Roberta Hill
·         3:30PM Conversation with Roberta Hill, Maurice Kenny & James Thomas Stevens
·         5:00PM Conversation with Sherwin Bitsui, Santee Frazier & Jennifer Foerster
·         8:00PM Poetry Reading with Jennifer Foerster & James Thomas Stevens
·         9:15PM Poetry Reading with Sherwin Bitsui & Allison Hedge Coke, with music by Kelvyn Bell
Sunday, March 24
Location: Poets House | $10, $7 for students and seniors and free to Poets House Members
·         1:00PM Conversation with Cedar Sigo, Orlando White & Karenne Wood
·         2:30PM Conversation with Joe Bruchac, Natalie Diaz & Joy Harjo
·         4:00pm Conversations on Native Languages with Sherwin Bitsui, Natalie Diaz, Orlando White & Karenne Wood
·         4:45pm Poetry Reading with Maurice Kenny & Karenne Wood
·         5:45pm Reading with Joe Bruchac & Joy Harjo