Poet Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner

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Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers talks with the Marshall Island spoken word artist

 

Probably best known for having performed her poetry at the opening of the United Nations Climate Summit in New York in 2014, activist and artist Jetñil-Kijiner talks here with Desiree about poetry for the people, the impact of US imperialism and climate change on her home islands, and more; she also performs some of her poetry.  Her writing and performances have been widely published, and her first poetry collection was recently released by University of Arizona Press, Iep Jāltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter.

 

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