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Poetry with Rena Priest (Online-Free)
November 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This event is hosted by the North Cascades Institute
Join us online for a FREE poetry reading with Washington State’s Poet Laureate Rena Priest, the first Indigenous poet laureate of our Evergreen State.
Priest is a member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, and she earned degrees from Western Washington University and Sarah Lawrence College. Her literary debut, Patriarchy Blues, was honored with a 2018 American Book Award, and her second collection, Sublime Subliminal, was published as the finalist for the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award.
In her poems you will find multiple perspectives, a full suite of linguistic skills, and an incredible blend of wit, sentiment, perceptivity and boldness. Hearing her work read aloud offers insights into our relationship with the natural world, compassion with the human experience, humorous takes on life and her perspective as a member of Lummi Nation.
For this special engagement, in addition to hearing Priest’s poetry, we will be treated to a short workshop on the possibilities that poetry opens up. You are encouraged to follow along at home – you never know what might happen! We will finish the evening with some time for questions.
We are honored to be collaborating with Priest on what will be a rich and thought-provoking evening.
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