F141. Defining Native Poetics, Genre, and Criticism
Friday, March 9, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am
Charlotte Gullick grew up in Northern California, during much of the area’s transition from logging to marijuana, and the resulting tensions inform much of her fiction and essays. She is chair of the creative writing department at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, and is the author of By Way of Water.
Darlene Naponse is an Anishinaabe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek–Northern Ontario, where she was born and raised. She is a writer, independent film director, video artist, and community activist. She completed her MFA in creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe.
Gerry Himmelreich was awarded a Mellon Fellowship through the American Indian College Fund to complete his MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts. When not hunting and foraging for food or stories, he teaches for Diné College. He's one of a lucky few to have seen Schrödinger's cat twice.
Michaelsun Stonesweat Knapp, of the Costanoan-Rumsen Carmel Band of Ohlone Indians, graduate of the IAIA's low-residency MFA program, is the winner of the Muse Times Two poetry contest, 2016, nominated for a pushcart, as well as a Periphery Poets Fellow, and former editor of poetry for Mud City.
Terese Marie Mailhot graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her memoir Heart Berries is forthcoming. She is the first Tecumseh Post Doctoral Fellow at Purdue.