Margo Tamez & Diane Glancy

This evening’s reading, virtually happening on Duwamish land in Coastal Salish country, brings together two esteemed poets and writers, Dene Ndé poet, historian, activist, and professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia Margo Tamez, and prolific Cheyenne/European descent poet, fiction writer, essayist, playwright and emerita professor at Macalester College Diane Glancy - each with new books from Turtle Point Press. Margo Tamez will be here with her newest book of poetry, Father / Genocide.

"Father / Genocide is a chef-d’oeuvre that transcends time, borders, space and individual personality to exalt the resilience and strength of Tamez’s people, the Dene Ndé (Lipan Apache). In this stunning new work, Margo defies the limitations of two-dimensional printed media to take readers on an experiential journey into a culture and cosmovision that rebuffs imposed geopolitical limitations and facile, erroneous renditions of its history."—Darrel McLeod.

Diane Glancy, author of over sixty books, is virtually here with her newest, A Line of Driftwood: The Ada Blackjack Story. “The shifting of ice. Written letters become elk, an orange is a moon, an owl is a blank page, and the stunning survival in this Arctic landscape redefines the question, “What is rescue?” Diane Glancy hears the spirits, the words beneath the words. She knows the language of scars as she honors the life of Ada Blackjack in this visionary telling of the moving world.” —Jan Beatty.

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Father / Genocide Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933527048
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Turtle Point Press - August 31st, 2021

A Line of Driftwood: The ADA Blackjack Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933527215
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Turtle Point Press - September 28th, 2021

Virtually Hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 6:00pm
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