Celebrating National Poetry Month with Roberta J. Hill
Apr 02, 2014
from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
|Where||Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center|
|Contact Name||Metta-Sama Melvin|
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with poet Roberta J. Hill, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Hill is the author of Philadelphia Towers, Star Quilt and Cicadas: New and Selected Poems. She is a professor of English and American Indian studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her doctoral dissertation is a biography that documents the life of her grandmother, Dr. Lillie Rosa Minoka-Hill, a member of the New York-based Mohawk tribe. Minoka-Hill graduated from the former Philadelphia Women’s Medical College in 1899, making her the second Native American woman to hold a medical degree in the United States.