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Brothertown Member Wins Poetry Award

3/22/21 (Mon)

Rebecca Pelky, an assistant professor of film studies at Clarkson University, won the Perugia Press Prize for her story-in-poems called Through A Red Place. Pelky weaves into the collection her research into her Native and non-Native heritage in Wisconsin using archival documents and images of her ancestors. Written in English and Mohegan, Through a Red Place reshapes itself from page to page, asking what it means to navigate a place as both colonizer and colonized.

Pelky is a member of the Brothertown Indian Nation of Wisconsin and a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She holds a PhD from the University of Missouri and an MFA from Northern Michigan University. Through a Red Place is her second poetry collection; her first, Horizon of the Dog Woman, was published by Saint Julian Press in 2020.

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