An Afternoon of Poetry with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
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.