Prose writer Toni Jensen and poet Juliana Spahr read from their work and discuss their commitment to art and climate activism. Malcolm Sen will moderate a conversation following the reading.
Toni Jensen is the author of Carry, a memoir-in-essays about gun violence, land and Indigenous women’s lives (Ballantine 2020). An NEA Creative Writing Fellowship recipient in 2020, Jensen's essays have appeared in Orion, Catapult and Ecotone, among others. She is also the author of the story collection From the Hilltop. She teaches in the MFA Programs at the University of Arkansas and the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is Métis.
Juliana Spahr's most recent book of poetry is That Winter the Wolf Came.
Inaugurated in 2001, the Juniper Literary Festival showcases exciting new writing and explores issues vital to the literary arts, helping to ensure their vitality, plurality, and accessibility. This year's Juniper Literary Festival, The World and The Word: Literature of the Ecological Crises, is part of TRANSFORMING CRISIS, an interdisciplinary, semester-long series devoted to illuminating ecological crises and addressing climate injustice.