Rex Lee Jim Poetry Reading



March 30,2017

Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) provides a Poetry Reading by Rex Lee Jim, a popular poet, public figure, and tribal member of the Navajo Nation. The literary work of Rex Lee Jim has actually made an unique contribution to the linguistic, cultural and literary environment in the United States and the world by poetically utilizing Navajo language in his books: saad (in Navajo), released by Princeton University Library (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Collections of Western Americana, 1995); Dúchas Táá Kóó Diné (in Navajo, Gaelic and English in Ireland, 1998); and, Áhí Ni’ Nikisheegiizh, likewise released by Princeton University Library (in Navajo; Princeton Collections of Western Americana, 1989). His poetry in Navajo and English presses both languages, and in so pressing take advantage of the abundant poetic customs of both Navajo and English, broadening both customs. His is a poetry that takes aesthetic appeals as a method to provoke continuous consideration and reflection about the world where we live and exactly what we may make from it.