UNH Hosts Native American
Poet Oct. 18
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 5, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. – Native American poet Cheryl Savageau will read
from her new work Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at 7 p.m. in room 330/332
of the Memorial Union Building at the University of New Hampshire.
The talk, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is free and open
to the public.
Savageau writes from her experience as a woman of Abenaki and French
descent living in New Hampshire. She received the 1996 Notable Book
for Children award from the Smithsonian for her book “Muskrat
Will Be Swimming” and the Skipping Stones Book Award for Exceptional
Multicultural and Nature/Ecology Books in 1997. She was a finalist
for the Paterson Poetry Prize in 1996 for her book “Dirt Road
Home,” for which she was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
She has received fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment
for the Arts and has held Residency Fellowships at the MacDowell
Colony for the Arts.
For more information contact Siobhan Senier at (603) 862-2466 or