Come celebrate Native California
through the Creative Arts:


An Afternoon of Poetry with Deborah Miranda


Thursday, March 2 @ 3:30pm
Refreshments will be served

Native American poet Deborah Miranda (Esselen, Chumash), winner of the Diane Decorah Award for Poetry for her first collection entitled Indian Carography, will be coming to Davis to talk about and read from her latest collection The Zen of La Llorona (Sat Publishing: Earthworks Series of Native American writers) on Thursday, March 2 at 3:30pm in the C.N. Gorman Museum. Her work illustrates a woman's survival and restoration through abuse, violence, and rape by embracing her position as a daughter of La Llorona -- the Indian woman claimed by a Spaniard as a reward for his furthering the colonization of North America. Miranda's poetry demonstrates the continuance of hope through the connection to her Indigenous culture as the grace and joy found in erotic love and creativity -- poetry teaching us how "to survive destruction without becoming destroyers ourselves."

Sponsored by: Native American Studies Department,
the English Department, Teaching Resources Center,
Native American Cultural Days, Cross Cultural Center,
Women's Resources and Research Center,
Student Recruitment and Retention Center

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