Poetry Reading: Ramson Lomatewama and Lisa Samuels

November 9, 5pm

This event will take place at Hanes Gallery.  This joint reading will feature Hopi poet and artist Ramson Lomatewama and transnational experimental poet Lisa Samuels.  Both Samuels and Lomatewama have published several books of poetry and focus on a sense of language as transformative.  Admission is free.  Please join us for a reception following the reading.

Ramson Lomatewama is a Hopi artist, poet, and educator from Hotevilla, Arizona.  He has published five books of poetry. He previously taught poetry in underserved schools throughout Arizona through a partnership with the Heard Museum. Though he now focuses on his award-winning glass art, he still writes in his free time.

Lisa Samuels works with experimental writing, multi-modal art, and relational theory in transnational life. She’s published fourteen books, from The Seven Voices (O Books 1998) to Breach (Boiler House 2021), and also many poetry chapbooks, edited works, and influential essays on theories of power, interpretation, and the body. Lisa’s performance work, sound art, and visual art has been widely exhibited internationally, and she regularly collaborates with composers and movement artists. She is Professor of English and Drama at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

This event is sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Arts Center, Lam Museum of Anthropology,  Department of English, Department of Anthropology, Department of Art, and the Kenan Chair in the Humanities.