Poet Orlando White, author of Bone Light, opens the spring 2013 New Writing Series on Wednesday, February 13 with a special evening reading co-sponsored by the Honors College. The event, which is free & open to all, starts at 7:30pm in Stodder Hall 57 (on the ground floor of the Graduate School). A Q&A with the audience will follow.
Originally from Tólikan, Arizona, Orlando White is Diné of the Naaneesht’ézhi Tábaahí and born for the Naakai Diné’e. He holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Brown University. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Omnidawn Poetry Feature Blog, Salt Hill Journal, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, American Indian Culture And Research Journal, Evening Will Come: A Monthly Journal of Poetics, and elsewhere. His poetry has been anthologized in Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas and translated into Spanish in In That Round Nation of Blood: An Anthology of Contemporary Indigenous Poetry. He is a recipient of a Truman Capote Creative Writing Fellowship and a Lannan Foundation Residency. He has taught at The Art Center Design College, Brown University, and the Institute of American Indian Arts. Currently, he teaches at Diné College and lives in Tsaile, Arizona.
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The UMaine New Writing Series is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Lloyd H. Elliott fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Pulp & Paper Foundation for the use of the Soderberg Center. For more information contact Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.
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