R321B. Indigenous-Aboriginal American Writers Caucus
Thursday, March 28, 2019
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Shauna Osborn is Executive Director of Puha Hubiya, a nonprofit literacy arts organization, and the author of Arachnid Verve (a poetry collection) which was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Awards. She has also won awards from New York Public Library, AROHO, and the UNM Writers Conference.
Celeste Adame, Muckleshoot, holds a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. Her thesis, Lovers Landscape, explores gender identity, sexuality, love, basketball, and landscapes of both Washington and New Mexico.
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, is the author of Streaming, Off Season-City Pipe, Dog Road Woman, Burn, Blood Run, Rock Ghost Willow Deer, Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, Effigies I & II, is directing Red Dust (film), directs the Lit Sandhill CraneFest, and is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at UCR.
Kristiana Kahakauwila, Kanaka Maoli, is author of This is Paradise: Stories, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection. Associate Professor of English at Western Washington University, she was the 2015–16 Lisa Goldberg Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study.
D. Keali'i MacKenzie, a queer Kanaka Maoli poet, is author of the chapbook, From Hunger to Prayer. A Pacific Tongues Poet-Facilitator, he received his MLISc and MA in Pacific Islands Studies from the University of Hawai'i. His work appears in 'Ōiwi, Mauri Ola, and Flicker and Spark.