Jake Skeets will read and discuss his work. Skeets is Black Streak Wood, born for Water’s Edge, Diné from Vanderwagen, New Mexico. He is the author of Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, a National Poetry Series–winning collection of poems. Skeets is a winner of a 2020 Whiting Award and the 2018 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest. He holds an MFA in poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Skeets edits Cloudthroat and organizes Pollentongue, a poetry salon and reading series based in the Southwest. He is a member of Saad Bee Hózhǫ́: A Diné Writers’ Collective and currently teaches at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona.
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