Jake Skeets, 43rd Annual ODU Literary Festival


Jake Skeets


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Jake Skeets is Diné from the Navajo Nation. He received an MFA in poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts. His first collection, Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, won the 2018 National Poetry Series and was published by Milkweed Editions. He is also a winner of a 2018 92Y Discovery Poetry Prize and 2020 Whiting Award. He currently lives in Tsaile, Arizona, and teaches at Diné College.


Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. Virtual.

Katherine Jackson, Co-director of the Literary Festival, gave thanks to everyone who helped make the festival possible. She introduced Graduate Research Assistant for Women Studies program and Gay Cultural Studies program Nathan Workman who introduced Jake Skeets .

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