Work

poetry

essays & memoir

  • The Price of Entry, the Failure of Boundary.” Apogee Journal‘s “TO BECOME LOUDER, EVEN STILL”: Responses to Sexual Violence in Literary Spaces. April 2016. Online.
  • “Tiger Lily Teaches, Part II: Re-appropriation and Artistic Domain.” Four Winds Magazine, Issue 3; Strong Women Edition, or “Taking Back Tiger Lily,” Summer 2015. Online.
  • About Grief.” Anthropoid. Issue 1: Fauna; staff writing, December 2014. Online.
  • A Care Package.” Matter: a Journal of Political Poetry and Commentary. Issue 9, October 2014, guest edited by Cecilia Llompart. Online. Excerpt from memoir.
  • What Tiger Lily Can Teach Us About Cultural Appropriation.” Atticus Review Publishers’ Deskfor the Dangerous Ideas column. July 3, 2014. Online.
  • “Decolonizing the Classroom: Indicting the Matrix of Race and Colonialism,” forthcoming in Racing Creative Writing: Pedagogy and Practice, an anthology edited by Rae Paris and Metta Sáma.

academic articles

  • “Poetry as a Gathering Space: a review of Molly McGlennen’s Creative Alliances: The Transnational Designs of Indigenous Women’s Poetry,” Studies in American Indian Literature, 30.3-4, Print, in press.

exhibitions / visual

  • “Water Basket,” visual poetry sculpture. “Art of the Native Peoples” exhibition, Galena Center for the Arts, Galena, IL, Oct 2018 – Jan 2019.
  • “I Wrote You Poems Across Texas,” photographs. “PHOTOGRAPHY NOW!” exhibition, hosted by Ozier Muhammad, Kweli Journal International Literary Festival, Raw Space Gallery, Harlem, NY, May 2018.
  • “Water Basket,” visual poetry sculpture. “(About that) Water Is Life” exhibition, presented by Heid. E. Erdrich, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Summer 2017.

opera & lyric

  • Letters I Don’t Send,” new music libretto, composed by Dylan Arthur Baker for the Black House Collective’s 2015 New Music Workshop in Kansas City, MO.
  • Who Married Star Husbands” chamber opera libretto, composed by Shuying Li for Vocalypse’s Opera From Scratch in Nova Scotia, for two sopranos, baritone and piano, Spring 2014. Additional Performances: Composers Conference (Wellesley College, 2015), Midwest Composer’s Symposium (2017), “New in November” (Hartford Opera Theater, 2018).
  • “New Episodes,” art song, composed by Shuying Li. Performed at University of Michigan’s Word Up! Concert, April 20th, 2014.
  • “LIKE, the opera,” libretto & animation, composed by Dylan Arthur Baker, for soprano, alto and baritone, utilizing overhead projection screen for animation of accompanying social media meta-commentary and digital audiovisuals. Performed at University of Michigan’s “Words & Music” workshop, Spring 2014.
  • “The Opera Singer,” opera scene, composed by Dylan Arthur Baker, for soprano and baritone. Performed by Natasha Drake at University of Michigan’s “Words & Music” workshop, Spring 2014.
  • Mein Mädchen,” an aria, composed by Daniel Sottile, for soprano and celesta. Performed by Natasha Drake at University of Michigan’s “Words & Music” workshop, Spring 2014.

awards & residencies

conferences & presentations

  • “Good Words: Traumatic Source Materials and the Researcher’s Affect in Indigenous Creative Ethnography,” presentation and talk. Affect Theory & Praxis: Transdisciplinary Methodologies workshop, Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, Fall 2018.
  • “Works in Progress. Writers on Process.” panel & reading of photo-memoir, Kweli Journal International Literary Festival, New York, NY, 2018. Moderated by Cecca Ochoa.
  • “Why Start A Literary Magazine,” panel member. Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference, Tampa Bay, FL, 2018.
  • “Discarding the Cloak of Invisibility: A Candid Look at the Whitewashing in the Potterverse,” panel member. Harry Potter and the Pop Culture Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 2017.
  • “Writing as Refugees: Collective Trauma & Impossible Return,” panel member. Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference, Washington D.C., 2017.
  • “Facebook and the MFA Admissions Process,” panel member. Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference, Chicago, 2013.

anthropology

readings

  • BONK! Reading & Music Performance, with Gint Aras and Koku Gonza. Racine, WI, February 25, 2017, with video.
  • United We Read UWM student & faculty reading, with Caleb Nelson, Sherri Hoffman, and Lane Hall. Milwaukee, WI, February 16, 2017.
  • Off-site Reading with Iron Horse Literary Magazine, grist, and Nashville Review, at AWP ’17, February 10, 2017.
  • Poets in Pajamas Reading Series #3: Kenzie Allen, online reading via Periscope, November 13, 2016, with video (starts at 21:43).
  • Poetry Reading at Indian Summer Festival, with Franklin Cline. Milwaukee, WI, September 11, 2016.
  • Helen Zell Postgraduate Fellows Reading Series, Western/Americana Edition, with Nate Marshall and Joe Horton. Ann Arbor, MI, November 4, 2014.
  • Mark Webster Reading Series, with Chigozie Obioma. Ann Arbor, MI, February 21, 2014.
  • Off-site Reading with Sonora Review at AWP ’13, Chicago IL,  March 15, 2013.

interviews

visual poetics

photography

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