Virtual Zoom: Poetry Writing Workshop with Bojan Louis (Diné)

Bojan Louis

ASU's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy invites you to join this online generative poetry writing workshop, "Dispatching Poetry from Tohono O’dham Territory," led by ASU alumnus Bojan Louis (Diné), assistant professor of creative writing and American Indian studies at the University of Arizona

He will lead attendees to a creative space by considering our place in the universe as occupants of this land, whether Indigenous, settler-colonists or transient.

We will consider and compose in tercets and couplets as a way to get outside of ourselves and beyond a “present” conception of time and place while also challenging the modes and constructs of binary thinking in order to begin articulating and uncovering what connects us. 

Louis is the author of the poetry collection "Currents" (BkMk Press 2017), which received a 2018 American Book Award, and the nonfiction chapbook "Troubleshooting Silence in Arizona" (The Guillotine Series 2012). His fiction has appeared in Ecotone, Numéro Cinq Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review and Alaska Quarterly Review; and his nonfiction in Shapes of Native Nonfiction: Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers. Louis has been a resident at the MacDowell Colony and was the inaugural Virginia G. Piper Fellow-in-Residence at Arizona State University.

The workshop is part of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy's "Words on Wheels" series. 

Department: 
ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
Contact: 
Lois A. Brown, director
Sat., May 30, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: 
Online Zoom Workshop
Price: 
Free