Richard W. Hill Sr. (Tuscarora), Coordinator of the Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Ohsweken, with Lise Puyo at the "Wampum Lot" in Philadelphia.
Bicultural reading by Odi Gonzales and translator Lynn Levin at Cohen Hall Terrace. The poems in Birds on the Kiswar Tree are based on church art painted by indigenous Quechua painters during Peru's colonial era. These multivocal poems are both syncretistic and subversive. They interweave the religious faith of the literary speakers with their ardent opposition to the Spanish conquest of the Inca empire. The poems capture the voices of the artists, the biblical figures in the paintings, a museum guide, Spanish clerics, the poet himself, and others.
Panel for the MLK Symposium on Social Change.
Symposium, Penn Slavery Project and Race, Science, and Society Program.