Anishinaabe Poet to Give Reading

March 12th, 2014 | Categories: Uncategorized

Margaret Noodin

Anishinaabe poet Dr. Margaret Noodin will give a reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Craven Lounge in the college’s Morris Conference Center.

Noodin’s appearance, part of the college’s Red Dragon Reading Series, complements programming organized around this year’s inaugural common read, featuring Celebrated Native American poet, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie, who presented the Mills Distinguished Lecture in September after incoming freshmen, faculty and staff read and discussed his book “Flight.”

Noodin is an assistant professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, president of the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures and one of the coordinators of the Native American Literature Symposium. Her most recent book is “Bwaajimowin: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature,” and her poetry has recently appeared in the Michigan Quarterly Review, Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas and Cell Traffic by Heid Erdrich. With her daughters, Shannon and Fionna, she is a member of Miskwaasining Nagamojig (the Swamp Singers) a women’s hand drum group whose lyrics are all in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe).