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The Museum of Nebraska Art is pleased to host LeAnne Howe, Choctaw poet & prose author and Janet McAdams, Creek poet, March 8, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. as a part of the Reynolds Series honoring the annual sandhill crane migration.
LeAnne Howe, Choctaw, Associate Professor of English, Interim Director American Indian Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is a poet & prose author and an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She writes fiction, poetry, screenplays, creative nonfiction, plays and scholarship that primarily deal with American Indian experiences. Her short fiction has appeared in Fiction International, Callaloo, Story, Yalobusha Review, and Cimarron Review, and elsewhere, and has been translated in France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark. She has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale Writers Residency, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Janet McAdams, Creek poet, Associate Professor of English, Robert P. Hubbard Endowed Chair of Poetry, Kenyon College, joined the Kenyon faculty as the first Robert P. Hubbard Professor of Poetry, after having taught at the University of Oklahoma. Her courses at Kenyon are grounded in cross-cultural poetics and include American Indian literature and poetry writing. Her poetry collection, The Island of Lost Luggage, won a 2001 American Book Award. More recent poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Salt, The Poets Grimm, and TriQuarterly. She is working on a book-length poem, The Hunter Gatherers, and a novel, Red Weather. She is currently co-editing an anthology, The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Indian Writing after the Removal. In 2002, she was named “Mentor of the Year” by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.