F230. On the 20th Anniversary of Tupelo Press, a Celebration of Native poets

D133-134, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


This panel features craft talks by poets whose work appears in Tupelo Press’s Native Voices anthology. This book, the first of its kind, embodies the dynamic conversations that take place in Indigenous poetry through writerly craft across generational, geographic, and stylistic divides. By foregrounding craft, we hope to initiate a conversation about Indigenous writing that moves beyond theme and narrative, considering instead the ways that form and technique can be politically charged.



CMarie Fuhrman is an Indigenous daughter of the West. CMarie’s most current poetry and nonfiction can be found in and several literary journals and online. Cindy is coeditor of Native Voices: an anthology of Indigenous poetry.

Deborah A. Miranda (Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation), is the author of Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir, Indian Cartography, The Zen of La Llorona, and co-editor of Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literatures. She is Full Professor of English at Washington and Lee University.

Michael Wasson, author of This American Ghost and Self-Portrait with Smeared Centuries, is a 2018 NACF National Artist Fellow in Literature and recipient of the 2017 Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry. He is nimíipuu from the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho.

LeAnne Howe (Choctaw) is a novelist, poet, and filmmaker. Her latest book Savage Conversations is due from Coffee House Press in February, 2019. Some awards include a United States Artist Ford Fellowship, and an American Book Award. She's the Eidson Distinguished Chair in English at UGA, Athens.

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