Native Poet Roberta Hill reads for
Literary Witnesses on Monday, Sept. 21, 7pm.
Monday, Sept. 21 at 7pm at Plymouth Congregational Church (Nicollet Ave. at
Franklin), Literary Witnesses presents award-winning Oneida Nation poet and
University of Wisconsin professor Roberta Hill. Poet Joy Harjo calls her “one
of America’s best poets of her generation.”
Author Louise Edrich says "Roberta Hill is a poet who understands
struggle, and generously imparts her passion for renewal.” The free event is co-sponsored by The Loft
Literary Center and RainTaxi Review of Books.
There is plenty of free parking. A
reception and book signing will follow.
Roberta Hill is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Her
fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in The American Indian Culture
and Research Journal, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Luna,
and Prairie Schooner among others.
She has received a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund Award and a
Chancellor’s Award from the University of Wisconsin. She teaches at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
newest book, Cicadas: New & Selected Poems, gathers together
seventy-five poems, from previous poetry collections Star Quilt and Philadelphia
Flowers, plus a generous selection of new poems culled from the past
thirty years. Roberta’s poems are
powerful lyrical expressions of love and respect for family, friends, and fellow
artists within a wide context of contemporary life.
Witnesses is a program of the Fine Arts Board at Plymouth Congregational
Church. Over the past seventeen years, it has hosted
readings by major national poets, including four US Poet Laureates.