An afternoon of poetry and conversation with Elizabeth Woody, Oregon Poet Laureate and Warm Springs Tribal Member

Tuesday, May 15th 2018 from 4:15-5:45 pm in PLC 180

This will be one of Woody's final appearances as Poet Laureate as she winds down her  two-year term, and it is a distinct honor to welcome her to the UO.

Elizabeth was named Oregon's eight poet laureate by Governor Kate Brown on April 26, 2016, and is the first Native person to hold that honor. She has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and at Portland State University. She has published three books of poetry: Hand Into Stone (1988), Luminaries of the Humble (1994), and Seven Hands, Seven Hearts (1994). A cultural steward, Woody also writes short fiction, essays, and is a visual artist.

Woody received the American Book Award in 1990 and the William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry in 1995. She leads workshops and lectures and has served on multi-disciplinary art fellowship jury panels for several foundations and arts organizations nationally. She also serves as an Associate Judge in the Court of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

This event is generously sponsored by UO Native American Studies, the Departments of English, History and Ethnic Studies, the Multicultural Center, and the Oregon Humanities Center. For more information about this and other Native Studies related events, visit