Poet Susan Deer Cloud will read poetry from her personal collection on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 11:50 to 12:50, in the Triangle Lounge of the Commons at Corning Community College. The free event is open to the public and sponsored by the Diversity Council, Student Activities, Student Association and the Presidential Sustainability Incentive Grant.
Deer Cloud is a mixed lineage mountain Indian (mainly Mohawk/Blackfoot) from the Catskills. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Binghamton University, Deer Cloud earned her MFA from Goddard College. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, two New York State Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowships, an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant and a Chenango County Council for the Arts Individual Artist Grant. Published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, her most recent books are Hunger Moon, Fox Mountain, Braiding Starlight, Car Stealer, and The Last Ceremony. As part of her dedication to getting First Nations voices heard, Deer Cloud serves as editor of ongoing Native anthology I Was Indian (Before Being Indian Was Cool) and the Re-Matriation Chapbook Series of Indigenous Poetry (FootHills Publishing). To learn more, visit http://sites.google.com/site/susandeercloud/.
For more information on the event, contact Dr. Christine Atkins at 607-962-9310 or Deb Prutsman at 607-962-9476.