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Acclaimed Inuit poet and SKC alum to read from her book, Corpse Whale, on November 7

PABLO — dg nanouk okpik acclaimed Inuit poet and SKC alum to read from her book, Corpse Whale on November 7 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Johnny Arlee and Victor Charlo Theater located on the campus of Salish Kootenai College.

dg nanouk okpik is Inupiaq, Inuit originally from Alaska’s Artic Slope. Her family resides in Barrow, Alaska. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing from Stonecoast College. okpik is a recipient of a Truman Capote Fellowship. Her poetry has been published in Touchstone, Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry, Many Mountains Moving, Poet Lore, Washington Square, Red Ink, and Sentence. Her first chapbook was included in Effigies: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from the Pacific Rim (Salt Publishing, 2009). Recently she her poetry has been anthologized in Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, (University of Arizona Press, 2011). okpik’s first full-length book Corpse Whale is forthcoming in October 2012 from the University of Arizona Press.

Brought to you by Salish Kootenai College, Potomac School, U of M Native American Studies Department, Missoula Writng Collaborative, Montana Writing Project, Montana Poet Laureate Sheryl Noethe and Heather Cahoon.

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