Voices Like Thunder: An Afternoon of Poetry with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

November 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fields Ballroom

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) and the Portland Art Museum (PAM) are pleased to co-present “Voices Like Thunder: An Afternoon of Poetry with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.” 

Join us for the release of NACF’s first published anthology The Larger Voice – Celebrating Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Literature Fellows. This event will bring poetry readings by Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest (Lummi Nation), previous Oregon State Poet Laureate (2016-18) Liz Woody [Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon, of Yakama Nation Wasco descent, and is “born for” the Tódích’íinii (Bitter Water clan) of the Navajo Nation], Laura Da’ (Eastern Shawnee/Seneca/Miami), and emerging local Native poets. This program will be moderated by author Trevino Brings Plenty (Minneconjou Lakota). A Q&A panel and an open mic for BIPOC community poets will follow. 

This event is a community partnership between the Portland Art Museum and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation in conjunction with the exhibitions Jeffrey Gibson: They Come From Fire and Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe. Event tickets will include free admission the day of to both exhibitions.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.