Illustration by Angela Erdrich

Upcoming Readings & Events

Tuesday, September 25 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Elliot Bay Books, Seattle Heid E. Erdrich’s highly acclaimed anthology features 21 Native American poets from many different native nations whose first books were published in the 21st century. She’ll read alongside Trevino L. Brings Plenty, who writes straightforward narrative poems that will make you cringe and laugh; Laura Da’, who shares some of those sensibilities but tends to thread her poems with more lyrical language; and Cedar Sigo, who swings easily from chatty poems to short, surreal lyrics dripping with painted sound.Elliot Bay Books
Wednesday, October 3 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
New Poets of Native Nations at Harvard Peabody
Lecture, Poetry Reading & Book Signing Heid E. Erdrich. Poet, Writer, and Filmmaker Tacey M. Atsitty, Poet Eric L. Gansworth, Professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence, Canisius College New Poets of Native Nations (Graywolf Press, July 2018) gathers the work of 21 poets of diverse ages, styles, languages, and tribal affiliations to present the extraordinary range of new Native poetry. The publication features long narratives, political outcries, experimental works, and traditional lyrics—and the result is an essential anthology of some of the best poets writing today. Heid Erdrich, editor of the anthology, will discuss the poets’ literary approaches and their relevance to contemporary American poetry. Tacey Atsitty and Eric Gansworth, poets featured in the anthology, will read their work as part of this program. Free and open to the public. Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Free event parking available at 52 Oxford Street Garage Presented in collaboration with the Harvard University Native American Program and the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University Related Gallery Experience October 1–November 30: Native American Poets Playlist: Poems in the GalleryGeological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street
Monday, October 15
Litquake: Native Lit 6-8 p.m. PT McEvoy Foundation for the Arts 1150 25th St, Building B, San Francisco, CA 94107 In this discussion of contemporary Native American literature, we dive into the rich diversity of Native writing today, and how writing itself can be a homeland. Featuring Julian Talamantez Brolaski (Of Mongrelitude), Heid E. Erdrich (New Poets of Native Nations), Jennifer Foerster (Bright Raft in the Afterweather), and Greg Sarris (How a Mountain Was Made), Tribal Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. FREE, suggested donation Co-presented by Graywolf Press, Heyday Books Sponsored by McEvoy Foundation for the ArtsMcEvoy Foundation for the Arts 1150 25th St, Building B, San Francisco, CA 94107
Saturday, October 27 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Texas Book Fest 12pm

NEW POETS OF NATIVE NATIONS with Tacey M. Atsitty and Sy Hoahwah. 

Tacey M. Atsitty, Diné, is Tsénahabiłnii (Sleep Rock People) and born for Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle People) from Cove, AZ. She is a recipient of several awards and prizes. She holds bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University and the Institute of American Indian Arts, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in POETRY Magazine, Kenyon Review Online, Prairie Schooner, Crazyhorse, Literary Hub, New Poets of Native Nations, and other publications. Her first book is Rain Scald (University of New Mexico Press, 2018).

Sy Hoahwah is Yappituka Comanche and Southern Arapaho. His poetry has appeared in numerous publications such as Poetry, World Literature Today, and Florida Review. Sy is the author of poetry collections, Night Cradle (USPOCO Books, 2011) and Velroy and the Madischie Mafia (West End Press, 2009). He is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship.Austin, TX

Saturday, November 10
Portland Book Festival

NEW POETS OF NATIVE NATIONS with Trevino Brings Plenty, Laura Da’, and Layli Long Solider and Heid E. Erdrich at the Portland Book Festival on November 10.



The 2018 Portland Book Festival will feature 100+ authors presenting on 9 stages, pop-up readings throughout the Portland Art Museum galleries, and 13 writing workshops. The festival includes activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair with 80+ vendors, local food trucks, and partner events all weekend long.

Tuesday, November 13 – Friday, November 16
St. Norbert and UW Green Bay
Details to follow
Friday, March 8
University of Georgia Athens
Details to follow.UGA
Wednesday, March 27 – Saturday, March 30