Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley, 44th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Theatre; Virtual

Author/Artist Bio

Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley was born to two True Temper wheel-barrow factory workers and belongs to the Onondaga Nation of Indigenous Americans in New York. He is the Affrilachian author of the collections Dēmos: An American Multitude (Milkweed, 2021), Colonize Me (Saturnalia, 2019), and Not Your Mama’s Melting Pot (University of Nebraska Press, 2018). He received fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Tickner Center, and Kundiman, among others. His recent work has been published in The BreakBeat Poets: LatiNEXT, Native Voices: Honoring Indigenous Poetry, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Oxford American, Poetry, and Tin House.


The reading took place on Monday, October 4, at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre.

Sheri Reynolds also read at this event.


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