January 25, 7pm
New Hampshire/N’dakinna has been Abenaki land since time immemorial. Savageau brings the attention of scientist and artist as well as her Abenaki perspective to her poetry. She will discuss how Native understanding and science come together in her poetry, and how poetry can be a practice that brings us into a closer relationship with the Land. Join Cheryl for the poetry reading and discussion.
This webinar is part of the year-long Exploring Connections to and Stewardship of the Natural World talks. This series is supported by a grant through the NH Humanities Council and aims to provide a public and personal space for the examination of environmental ethics, fostering a deeper understanding of, appreciation for, and care of, our natural world. Programs are free to the public, and streamed via Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook Live.
For more information and to see the entire slate of talks, visit our series webpage.
Cheryl Savageau is an Abenaki poet, memoirist, storyteller, and textile artist. She is the author of the memoir, Out of the Crazywoods and three books of poetry, Mother/Land, Dirt Road Home, which was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; and Home Country. Her children’s book, Muskrat Will Be Swimming, was a Smithsonian Notable Book and won the Skipping Stones Award for Children’s Environmental Literature. She has won Fellowships in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program, and is a three-time fellow at MacDowell. Savageau has mentored Native writers through Wordcraft Circle of Native Poets and Storytellers, and Gedakina, and is former editor of Dawnland Voices 2.0. She teaches Indigenous literatures and creative writing at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.