UA Poetry Center
Sherwin Bitsui reads from his work in English and Navajo as part of a multilingual poetry reading also featuring Alberto Rios (reading in English and Spanish) and Ofelia Zepeda (reading in English and O'odham). The reading includes selections from Water, an artist book created by Karla Elling to commemorate the Poetry Center's 50th anniversary. "Water" features a chainlink of poetry composed and translated by Bitsui, Rios, Zepeda, and Zapotec poet Natalia Toledo.
"Nahasdzaan," a poem by Sherwin Bitsui, translated by Sherwin Bitsui (English/Navajo) as "Earth."
Bitsui, Sherwin. Shapeshift. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2003.
"Dxiibi guidxa," a poem by Natalia Toledo, translated by Natalia Toledo (Zapotec/Spanish) as "Espanto tonto," by Alberto Rios (Spanish/English) as "Silly Ghost," and by Sherwin Bitsui (English/Navajo) as "Chiidi Doo Ahalyani."
Toledo, Natalia. "Dxiibi guidxa." Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry. Eds. Monica de la Torre and Michael Wiegers. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2002.