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APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Visiting Writer-in-Residence
Mark Turcotte to Give
 Poetry Reading

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

5:30-6:30 pm
University Hall, Room 201
1897 Sheridan Road   
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Poet and fiction writer Mark Turcotte (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) will read from his collections, The Feathered Heart and Exploding Chippewas, as well as new work in short-short prose and prose poetry.

Q&A and book-signing will follow.

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feathered heartVisiting Writer-in-Residence Mark Turcotte discusses,

Talking Back/Taking Back: Re-Appropriation in Native Poetry

TuesdayMay 27, 2014

5:30-6:30 pm
University Hall, Room 201
1897 Sheridan Road   
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Poet and fiction writer Mark Turcotte will share his own and the works of a selection of Native poets, and offer a discussion of attempts by many Native writers to address the long history of misrepresentation and appropriation created by non-Native authors.

Q&A and book-signing will follow.

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Writers in Residence

The CWA is proud to announce MARK TURCOTTE as our SPRING QUARTER 2014 VISITING WRITER IN RESIDENCE

Mark Turcotte (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is author of four poetry collections, including The Feathered Heart and Exploding Chippewas. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in many literary journals, including TriQuarterlyPOETRY, Hunger Mountain, Rosebud, Prairie SchoonerKenyon ReviewPloughsharesSentence and The Missouri Review.   

He was the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Literary Grant, and has been awarded two Literary Fellowships by the Wisconsin Arts Board. He was a writer-in-residence for the National Book Foundation’s “American Voices” project, and was awarded a Lannan Writer’s Residency in Marfa, Texas. His poem, The Flower On, was part of the Poetry Society of America’s Poetry In Motion project, which placed poetry placards on public transportation in cities across the United States. His work is included in the NEA/Poetry Foundation high school recitation project Poetry Out Loud.  In recent months he has been invited to share his work from Boston to Santa Fe to Fargo to Montepellier, France.

Turcotte served as the 2008-2009 Visiting Native Writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He lives in Chicago where he is Visiting Assistant Professor in English and Creative Writing at DePaul University.