Smithsonian features Sante Fe youth spoken word July 29, 2008Posted by Adrien Salazar in News, Poetry.
Tags: Brave New Voices, Native American poetry, Poetry, Santa Fe Indian School, slam poetry, Smithsonian, spoken word
The Santa Fe Indian School of New Mexico’s spoken word team, recently returning from Brave New Voices, performed at the Smithsonian Institution:
For the space of fifteen poems, the audience, like the speakers, got to ask some serious questions. What does it mean to respect the Earth? What does it mean to come of age? What does one say to one’s ancestors? How does one reconcile American politics and wigwam wisdom?