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Visiting Speaker: Santee Frazier, Cherokee Nation Poet & Educator

Santee Frazier
Director of the Institute of American Indian Arts Low Residency MFA program
Old Fire Hall #2: 489 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30601

Event Sponsored by Gable Chair Professor of History James F. Brooks, Avid Bookshop and INAS

Poetry Selection: Mangled, Letters, and the Target Girl


Old Fire Hall #2: 489 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30601

March 2nd, 5pm

A citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Santee Frazier earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Syracuse University. His first collection of poems, Dark Thirty (2009), was published in the University of Arizona Press Sun Tracks series. His second collection of poems, Aurum, was published in 2019 by the University of Arizona Press. Offering non-romanticized and realistic portraits of great beauty, Santee’s poems afford a rare look at the truths of survival for Native peoples in today’s society.

Frazier's honors include a Lannan Residency Fellowship, School for Advanced Research Indigenous Writer in Residence, and Native Arts and Culture Foundation literature fellowship. He served as Director of the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA in Creative Writing, visiting faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers, and currently teaches at Clemson University.

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