Reading Date: Tuesday, March 2, 1999
Introduction by Richard Shelton.
Series: Spring Reading Series, Voices of the American West Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center, UA Department of English
Annick Smith reads the title essay from her first collection, Homestead (1995), as well as essays from her collection Big Bluestem: A Journey into the Tallgrass (1996), an exploration of the history of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Oklahoma. She also reads "Sink or Swim," her contribution to a multi-author collection, Headwaters (1996), assembled in protest of industrial mining along the Blackfoot River. She concludes with "Writing Down the River," an essay on the Grand Canyon.