Kenzie Allen

poet & multimodal artist

Kenzie Allen

Project Type: Visual Poetics

“He Is Of It” – Treated Book (Longfellow’s Hiawatha)

I’ve been at work on a treated book-length copy of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s¬†Hiawatha.¬†Hiawatha was a story I read as a child (an updated illustrated version in my mother’s home). The story of Hiawatha is Iroquoian, but many of the images and ideas drawn upon by Longfellow were of Anishinaabe cultures. So I’m revisiting the book