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516 Arts Presents | Mapping Indigenous Poetry: Joy Harjo in conversation with Layli Long Soldier

Overview

516 ARTS presents an evening with Joy Harjo, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, an internationally renowned performer and writer serving her third term as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, in conversation with Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota), a poet, writer, feminist, artist, and activist. Harjo will speak about her signature Poet Laureate project, Living Nations, Living Words: A Map of First Peoples Poetry, which features 47 Native Nations poets through an interactive ArcGIS Story Map and a newly developed Library of Congress audio collection. Harjo says, “Like other living American poets, Native Nations poets use the tools of knowledge and creativity to ride the waves of language, even as we also tend to our indigenous cultural systems and communities.”

The event at the KiMo Theatre will be followed by a book signing for ticket holders at 516 ARTS across the street.


COVID-19 POLICY:

516 ARTS requires proof of vaccination completed at least 14 days in advance or a negative COVID test administered by a healthcare professional within 72 hours of in-person events.


Originals or photos of documents with a matching ID will be accepted. Masks are required for indoor events. In-person events are subject to switch to online depending on the COVID situation at that time.