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Indigenous Poetics: Reading and Writing


Angie Trudell Vasquez is a Mexican-American writer and the current poet laureate of Madison. She holds an MFA in poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Finishing Line Press published her third collection of poetry, In Light, Always Light, in 2019, and recently accepted her fourth collection, My People Redux, for...

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Course Starts

March 15, 2022

Course Time (CST)

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Course Ends

May 3, 2022

Course Cost


In this reading and writing course on Indigenous Poetics, we will read poems by Native poets who have lived and currently live in the state of Wisconsin, in addition to poems by Native poets from across the entire country. Included in course readings will be works by poets instructor Angela Trudell Vasquez studied with at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA).

Course participants will cross time by reading poems written in the current century and the previous one. We will also engage in some free writing together during every session. Sharing during sessions will be optional, but encouraged. We will discuss our editing processes, but we will not engage in workshop of our own poems. Good art inspires more art, and so we will all be moved to poetry by reading poems and works by Native writers together. Participants will leave the course with generative work to develop and revise in addition to a list of contemporary writers to look up on their own and suggested books to read.

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: There is one (1) scholarship available for this course. Students of need are encouraged to apply through our Scholarship Application page.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COURSE? Visit our FAQ page or e-mail Digital Services Manager Matt Rezin.

DISCOUNT FOR ACADEMY MEMBERS: Members receive a 10% discount Member Rate on this course (discount applied during registration). Not an Academy member? Choose the "Member Rate + Membership" option during registration to receive your discount rate. Academy Members receive discounts on courses, contests, and ticketed events, as well as an annual subscription to Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine.

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