Peabody Museum Hosts poetry events this fall: Native American Poets Playlist & New Poets of Native Nations

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A new exhibition experience: October 1 - November 30, 2018
Native American Poets Playlist: Poems in the Gallery

Where: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Enrich your museum visit by listening to an evocative playlist of contemporary poems by Native American authors. Wander freely across the first-floor galleries to see where the poems take you and expand your understanding of Native arts and cultures. The poems, drawn from a powerful new anthology, New Poets of Native Nations (edited by Heid E. Erdrich; Graywolf Press) celebrate Native poets first published in the twenty-first century. Join this experiment to hear the exhibits “come into voice” and experience the museum in a new way. Borrow a free audio player with regular museum admission.

Jointly sponsored with the Harvard University Native American Program and the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University.

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Wednesday, October 3, 6:00 pm
New Poets of Native Nations, featuring Heid E. Erdrich (poet, writer, and filmmaker), Tacey M. Atsitty (poet), and Eric L. Gansworth (professor of English and Lowery writer-in-residence)

Where: Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

New Poets of Native Nations (Graywolf Press, July 2018) gathers the work of 21 poets of diverse ages, styles, languages, and tribal affiliations to present the extraordinary range of new Native poetry. The publication features long narratives, political outcries, experimental works, and traditional lyrics—and the result is an essential anthology of some of the best poets writing today. Heid Erdrich, editor of the anthology, will discuss the poets’ literary approaches and their relevance to contemporary American poetry. Tacey Atsitty and Eric Gansworth, poets featured in the anthology, will read their work as part of this program. Lecture, Reading & Book Signing. Free and open to the public. Free event parking available at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology in collaboration with the Harvard University Native American Program and the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University.

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