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Multilingual Poetry of the Southwest: Ofelia Zepeda

Multilingual Poetry of the Southwest: Ofelia Zepeda

Zepeda, Ofelia
Title: Multilingual Poetry of the Southwest: Ofelia Zepeda
Reading Date: Friday, September 10, 2010

Welcome-5402

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by Gail Browne

Introduction-5403

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by Renee Angle

Introductory Remarks and Translation of "Nahasdzaan"-5406

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"Nahasdzaan," a poem by Sherwin Bitsui, translated by Ofelia Zepeda (English/O'odham) as "Jewed T-Je'e."


Annotation:

Bitsui, Sherwin. Shapeshift. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2003.

Translation of "Desert Water" and Translation of "Nene'i Ha-sa:gid"-5407

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"Desert Water," a poem by Alberto Rios, translated by Ofelia Zepeda (English/O'odham) as "Tohono Su:dagi."

"Nene'i Ha-sa:gid," a poem by Ofelia Zepeda, translated by Ofelia Zepeda (O'odham/English) as "In the Midst of Songs."


Annotation:

Rios, Alberto and Karla Elling. Words Over Water, a 4,800-pound stone book at Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Arizona.

Zepeda, Ofelia. Where Clouds Are Formed. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2008.

"Do'ag Weco"-5408

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Zepeda, Ofelia. Where Clouds Are Formed. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2008.

"Blacktop" and Poems from the North Mountain Avenue Public Art Installation-5409

Annotation:

Zepeda, Ofelia. Where Clouds Are Formed. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2008.

Zepeda, Ofelia and Simon Donovan. Public art installation on North Mountain Avenue, Tucson.

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Reading Date: Friday, September 10, 2010
Series: Fall Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): UA Poetry Center

Ofelia Zepeda reads from her work in English and O'odham as part of a multilingual poetry reading also featuring Alberto Rios (reading in English and Spanish) and Sherwin Bitsui (reading in English and Navajo). 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.

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