Assistant Professor of English
Thursday, September 21
Olmsted Room, Mandelle Hall
Join the Department of English as we celebrate Ben Kingsley’s latest work, Dēmos (Milkweed Editions, 2021). Ben will read and discuss his book of poetry and will be available for questions and signing. Victoria Chang writes, “Dēmos is a powerhouse collection of poems by a powerhouse poet. The energy in these poems is electric as Naka-Hasebe Kingsley explores and condemns the many injustices towards Native Americans and other marginalized communities throughout our short history.” Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley belongs to the Onondaga Nation of Indigenous Americans in New York. The recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He is the author of Colonize Me (Saturnalia Books, 2019) and Not Your Mama’s Melting Pot (Backwaters Press, 2018). His work has also appeared in the Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry, Oxford American, and Tin House, among other publications.
Debbie Thompson, from the Kalamazoo College Bookstore, will have this book available for purchase at this event.