This program was recorded on June 28th, 2022.
Join us for a reading from and conversation with Gwen Westerman, Minnesota’s third poet laureate. Gwen's poems, essays, and short stories appear in numerous publications, including the “Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry” (2020); the Minnesota issue of “Quiltfolk” (January 2020); and “New Poets of Native Nations” (Graywolf Press, 2018). Her poetry collection “Follow the Blackbirds” (2013) was published by Michigan State University Press. She is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Oyate, her father’s people, and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, her mother’s people.
This program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.