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Poetry as Community with Laura Tohe

Aug 7, 2020 06:30 PM in Arizona

Can poetry unite disparate communities? Is there healing power in the written word? Join Academy of American Poets Fellow and ASU Professor Emerita, Dr. Laura Tohe, as she speaks to the power of poetry as community.
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Dr. Laura Tohe
Professor Emerita @Arizona State University
Laura Tohe is Diné. She is Sleepy Rock clan born for the Bitter Water clan. She holds a Ph.D. in Indigenous American Literature. A librettist and an award-winning poet, her books include No Parole Today, Meeting the Spirit of Water, Sister Nations, Tséyi, Deep in the Rock, and Code Talker Stories. Her commissioned libretto, Enemy Slayer: A Navajo Oratorio, was performed by the Phoenix Symphony. Her new work, Nahasdzaan in the Glittering World, makes its world premiere in France 2019. She is Professor Emerita with Distinction at Arizona State University and is the Navajo Nation Poet Laureate for 2015-2019.