Cheryl Savageau will read from her poetry collections, Dirt Road Home: Poems (1995), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and Mother/Land (2006). Of Abenaki and French Canadian heritage, Savageau was born in central Massachusetts. Her poetry retells Abenaki stories, often focusing on the unrecognized lives of women and the working class; her work is enriched by the landscape and ecology of New England.
Beloved Kin and Memory Lands
This reading is part of a larger event titled Beloved Kin and Memory Lands. Drawing on various traditions of storytelling, including poetry, history, literature, community work, and place-based narrative, this event brings together a range of scholars and community members in order to explore the history of settlement in the area and to ask how we might better attend to this history and its legacies in our current moment.
Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. Reception, book sale, and book signing to follow.
A CSREA Faculty Grant Event organized by Theresa Warburton, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, American Studies and English. Co-sponsored by the Cogut Institute for the Humanities.