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Institute of American Indian Arts’ Low Residency MFA Faculty to Read at Harvard Advocate
MFA program director Jon Davis and MFA faculty mentors Natalie Diaz, Joan Kane, Melissa Febos, Santee Frazier, and Sherwin Bitsui will read at the Harvard Advocate, 21 South St., Cambridge, at 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Faculty Mentor Joan Naviyuk Kane wins Donald Hall Prize for Poetry from the Associated Writing Programs
Joan Naviyuk Kane, Hyperboreal, University of Pittsburgh Press
“‘Arnica nods heavy-headed on the bruised slope.’ In these vivid, disturbing, and mysterious poems, written in English and Inupiaq, Joan Kane writes out of the landscape and language of the far north. Hyperboreal is situated at a threshold between cultures, between inner and outer worlds, and the poems are voiced with a ‘knife blade at the throat’s slight swell.’ Her compelling vision is earned through a language that will dislocate in order to relocate and whose tonal shifts are exact and exacting.”
–Judge’s Citation, Arthur Sze