Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis to Host Poetry Reading
On Sunday, November 24, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis will host “Santa Fe Poets 2,” the second of six readings that will take place over the next nine months at various venues in and around Santa Fe. Each reading will feature a different group of five poets reading with the poet laureate.
At this first reading, Davis will read from a new manuscript, Reply All, and from his most recent book, Preliminary Report, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2010. In addition to being Santa Fe’s fourth poet laureate, Davis is director of the new Low Residency MFA Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he has taught for 23 years.
The other readers will be Lauren Camp, host of KSFR’s poetry and music program, Audio Saucepan, and author of author of This Business of Wisdom (West End Press, 2010); Joanne Dominique Dwyer, a facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and author of Belle Laide (Sarabande Books, 2013); Jamie Figueroa, a Jack Kent Cooke Arts Scholar who attends IAIA’s MFA program and teaches at the New Mexico School for the Arts; dg nanouk okpik, an Alaskan Native (Inupiaq-Inuit) and author of Corpse Whale (University of Arizona, 2012); and Arthur Sze, Santa Fe’s first Poet Laureate, now a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets whose ninth book, Compass Rose, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2014.
For directions to the Institute of American Indian Arts' campus, visit the website: http://www.iaia.edu/about/directions/
Established in 2005, the Poet Laureate program actively promotes poetry and the spoken word as integral parts of our civic life.