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Panel: Writing as Affirmation (SEWI Festival of Books)

Join me at the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books at University of Wisconsin-Waukesha! I'll be co-presenting with Margaret Noodin, author of Weweni.

Writing As Affirmation
Date: Saturday, Nov. 4
Panel Time: 4-5pm
Book Signing Time: 5-5:30pm
Location: UW-Waukesha, RoomN127


Margaret Noodin composes her poems in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Anishinaabe people, and then translates them into English. Her work raises questions about what can be translated and how to bend the dominant language in new directions.

Poet and book artist Amanda Ngoho Reavey combines lyric, documentary, and visual poetry to investigate questions of grief, identity, and transformation, of writing herself into existence.


Margaret Noodin is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature and Weweni, a collection of bilingual poems in Ojibwe and English. To see and hear current projects visit

Amanda Ngoho Reavey is a Philippine-born, Wisconsin-raised poet interested in the myths we create when the myths we have no longer sustain us. She is the author of Marilyn, winner of the 2017 Best Book Award in Poetry from the Association for Asian American Studies.