New Native Voices: A Place of Many Nations (Litquake)

Monday Oct 15 2018   6:00 PM
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts  1150 25th St, Bldg B, San Francisco, CA  map

“Here is poetry of a new time—an era of witness, of coming into voice, an era of change and of political and cultural resurgence…forceful and subtle, hysterical and lyrical, ironic and earnest, sorrowful and joyful, and presented in ways harder to define, but made of the recent now, the lived realities that poets of Native nations write.”—Heid E. Erdrich, introduction to New Poets of Native Nations

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 admission; $10 suggested donation. More info here.

Cosponsored by Graywolf Press, Heyday, and Litquake

Greg Sarris

Greg Sarris is currently serving his thirteenth term as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. He holds the Graton Rancheria Endowed Chair in Writing and Native American Studies at Sonoma State University, and his publications include Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts (1993), Grand Avenue (1994), and Watermelon Nights (1999). Greg lives and works in Sonoma County. Visit his website at