Indigenous Community Poetry Workshop: Poeticizing Landscapes ft. Rena Priest

Location: Zoom
Date: Sep 26, 2023
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Poetry in Public offers workshops celebrating poetry and guiding you on a journey toward writing a poem that may be featured on King County public transit in 2024.

Poeticizing Landscapes fosters writing around the theme of place and homelands. Participants will explore how landforms—in nature and in memory—shape the work of contemporary Indigenous writers. They will also map their own landforms and memory fragments to produce new work that conceptualizes Poetry in Public’s 2023-2025 theme: Places of Landing.

Rena Priest will be this workshop's Spotlight Poet. She is an enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She served as the 6th Washington State Poet Laureate (2021-2023) and was named the 2022 Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguished Writing Fellow. Priest is also the recipient of an Allied Arts Foundation Professional Poets Award and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, Indigenous Nations Poets, Nia Tero, and the Vadon Foundation.

Poetry in Public Poet Planner Laura Da’ and Indigenous Community Liaison D.A. Navoti will lead the facilitation of this workshop, primarily in English. D.A. Navoti is a multidisciplinary storyteller, composer, and writer.

Workshops are free and open to the public; please register in advance at the link below.

Captions will be available for virtual workshops. If you need any other access support such as ASL or other language translation to participate, please contact Jackie Mixon at If you have any questions about this virtual event, please contact the Poetry in Public team at

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