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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