F291. We Remain: Resurgent Indigenous Belonging

Room 15, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Engaging the call for Indigenous poets to engage, claim, and interrogate Indigenous memory, this poetry reading will address the poetics and the politics of Indigenous memory, collective memory, Indigenous poetic consciousness, and the persistence of Indigenous peoples' relationships and artistic traditions embedded within a shared history of resistance to destructive practices of dominant groups. This reading engages difficult knowledge, place, space, restorative justice, and healing.


Margo Tamez, author of Naked Wanting and Raven Eye. Her work recently appeared in The Indigenous Message on Water, Red Ink, and InQuire: Progressive Poetics. She is assistant professor in the Indigenous studies program at the University of British Columbia | Okanagan (Canada).

Kimberly Blaeser, author of three books of poetry including Apprenticed to Justice, also edited Traces in Blood, Bone & Stone: Contemporary Ojibwe Poetry. A Professor at UW—Milwaukee and MFA faculty member for Institute of American Indian Arts, she served as Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2015–2016.

Juan Sánchez has published works of poetry, some titles include Rio, Salvia, and the anthology Indigenous Message of Water. In 2016, he received the National Prize for Literature in Colombia, for his work Altamar. He is currently a professor at the University of North Carolina–Asheville.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside