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Thursday, November 9, 2023 6:30pm
About this Event
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199
Lehua M. Taitano is a queer CHamoru writer and interdisciplinary artist from Yigu, Guåhan (Guam), familain Kabesa yan Kuetu, and co-founder of Art 25: Art in the Twenty-fifth Century. She is the author of two volumes of poetry: Inside Me an Island and A Bell Made of Stones.
Her chapbook, appalachiapacific, won the Merriam-Frontier Award for short fiction. She has two chapbooks of poetry and visual art: Sonoma and Capacity. Her poetry, essays, and Pushcart Prize-nominated fiction have been published internationally. Taitano will serve as poetry faculty at the 2023 Kundiman Writers’ Retreat and as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Curatorial Council member for the 2023-2024 San Francisco Bay Area Triennial. Her work investigates modern indigeneity, decolonization, and cultural identity in the context of diaspora.
Free and open to the public.