Hard Hat Reading: Tacey M. Atsitty
Poet and workshop leader Tacey M. Atsitty reads a sonnet by Nicholas Friedman and new work from her forthcoming collection, (At) Wrist. Click here to check out Tacey’s 4-Week workshop starting Oct 31: Remembering Emblem Poetry!
Tacey M. Atsitty, Diné (Navajo), is Tsénahabiłnii (Sleep Rock People) and born of Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle People). She was born in Logan, UT, grew up in Kirtland, NM but is originally from Cove, AZ. She holds bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University and the Institute of American Indian Arts, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University.
Atsitty is a recipient of the Brittingham Prize for Poetry and other awards. She holds bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University and the Institute of American Indian Arts, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University. Her work has appeared in, or is forthcoming from: POETRY, EPOCH, Kenyon Review Online, Prairie Schooner, When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, and other publications. Her first book is Rain Scald (University of New Mexico Press, 2018), and her second book (At) Wrist is forthcoming from University of Wisconsin Press in Fall 2023.
She is the director of the Navajo Film Festival, a member of Advisory Council for BYU’s Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, a board member for Lightscatter Press, and founding member of the Intermountain All-Women Hoop Dance Competition. She is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where she lives with her husband. Photo by Mandi White. Learn more about Tacey here: https://taceymatsitty.com/