Native Innovation: Indigenous American Poetry in the 21st Century

• 11:00 am Welcome with Joseph Bruchac & Allison Hedge Coke
• 11:10 am Craft Presentations and Discussion with Jennifer Foerster, Maurice Kenny, Cedar Sigo & James Thomas Stevens
• 2:00 pm: Panel on Native Narratology with Santee Frazier, Allison Hedge Coke & Roberta Hill

Native Innovation: Indigenous American Poetry in the 21st Century

• 6:00 pm: Reception and Welcome with Joseph Bruchac & Allison Hedge Coke
• 7:00 pm: Reading by Natalie Diaz & Orlando White
• 8:00 pm: Reading by Santee Frazier, Cedar Sigo & Roberta Hill

Crazy Brave: An Evening with Joy Harjo

A reading by Joy Harjo, followed by Harjo in conversation with poet Joseph Bruchac.

Passwords: Graham Foust and Samuel Frederick on Ernst Meister

Poet Graham Foust and German literature scholar Samuel Frederick share their exquisite new translation of the penultimate book by existential German poet Ernst Meister (1911-1979), In Time’s Rift.

Compass Translation Award Ceremony and Reading

Presented by the Cardinal Points Journal and the Russian-American Cultural Center

The awards will be presented by Irina Mashinski, the StoSvet Project director and co-editor of the Cardinal Points Journal; Sibelan Forrester and Alexander Veytsman, judges; and Regina Khidekel, the director of the Russian-American Cultural Center.

Master Class with Lynn Emanuel

Application Deadline EXTENDED To Friday, April 26

Lynn Emanuel is Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. Her books of poetry include Noose and Hook (2010), Then, Suddenly— (1999), and The Dig (1992), which was a winner of the National Poetry Series. Her awards include two Pushcart Prizes and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Master Class with Heather McHugh

Application Deadline EXTENDED to Friday, April 19

Heather McHugh is a poet, translator, and Milliman Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington. Her volumes of poetry include Upgraded to Serious, Eyeshot, and Hinge & Sign: Poems 1968-1993. Her translations of Euripides appear in Cyclops. Her awards include a MacArthur Foundation genius award, numerous Pushcart Prizes, and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship.

Down to the Bone Gristle: Exercises in Revision & Editing

Students in this workshop will participate in various writing exercises that will encourage them to pare down the excess often accumulated in early drafts. Participants will discuss different strategies of avoiding redundancies and excess words along with reviewing drafts by notable poets.

The Art of the Line Break with Idra Novey

In this workshop, participants will experiment with the line break and how using it in new ways, or not at all, can lead to poems they may not have come to write otherwise. Students will work toward new poems and also revisit earlier ones to question whether re-imagining them with shorter lines, or longer lines, or perhaps no line breaks at all, might lead to new cadences and questions, even entirely different, wilder poetry.

Radical Revision: A Poetry Workshop

This workshop will focus on revision and how we can continue to push the poem along the path we want to explore by investigating diction, structure and other craft elements, while driving poems into uncharted terrain by investigating alternate and unexpected routes. So, we’ll look at strategies for revision, both “conventional” and radical. A willingness to move around in your poems and to be open to surprising suggestions is the main criterion for joining this workshop.


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