Jennifer Foerster and Orlando White

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Photos of Orlando White and Jennifer Elise Foerster
Orlando White and Jennifer Foerster read from their poetry, in this special event presented as part of the Fine Arts Gallery exhibition When I Remember I See Red. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Fine Arts Gallery
The Poetry Center, Fine Arts Gallery, American Indian Studies Department
The Poetry Center
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Orlando White

Orlando White is originally from Tólikan, Arizona. He is Diné (Navajo) of the Naaneesht’ézhi Tábaahí (Zuni Water’s Edge Clan) and born for the Naakai Diné’e (Mexican Clan). He is the author of two poetry collections: Bone Light (Red Hen Press, 2009), and Letters (Nightboat Books, 2015). His poems have appeared in Bombay Gin, Ploughshares, They Are Flying Planes, The Kenyon Review, Salt Hill Journal and Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics. He is a recipient of a Truman Capote Creative Writing Fellowship, Lannan Foundation Residency and Bread Loaf John Ciardi Fellowship. He teaches at Diné College and the Institute of American Indian Arts; he previously taught at The Art Center Design College and Brown University. White holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from Brown University.

Jennifer Foerster

Jennifer Foerster was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University from 2008 to 2010. Her first book of poems, Leaving Tulsa, was published by University of Arizona Press in 2013, and was a longlist finalist for the 2014 PEN Open Book Award. She has received a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship, along with fellowships to attend Soul Mountain Retreat, Caldera Arts, the Naropa Summer Writing Program, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and Vermont Studio Center. A Mvskoke citizen, Foerster has worked as a grant writer and nonprofit development consultant in San Francisco, and is pursuing her Ph.D. in English and creative writing at University of Denver. Foerster received her Master of Fine Arts in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2007 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2003.

When I Remember I See Red

When I Remember I See Red is the first historical survey of California-based modern and contemporary Native American art. It shows how contemporary Native American artists in California are reclaiming their identity and culture through provocative work that emphasizes the paradox of living in contradictory worlds, environmental issues, a commitment to remembering and more. Overall, it features works by about 35 artists representing 27 tribes. The works span contemporary painting, video, sculpture, photography and installation art.

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When I Remember I See Red, September 17 – October 13