Jesse Begay is a queer Indigenous poet and screenwriter born and raised on the Navajo reservation. They attend New Mexico School for the Arts, studying Creative Writing & Literature. Their work has been published in the 2021 edition of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ annual anthology, Best Teen Writing, and Dreams of Montezuma 2: An Anthology of Poetry and Proses. Jesse is a recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2021 Best-in-Grade Award.
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
The National Student Poets Program: Celebrating 10 Years of Youth Poetry and Service
with Jesse Begay, Winslow Hastie, Emily Igwike, Vidhatrie Keetha, Diane Sun, and moderators Hannah Jones and Dennis Nangle
1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Cavalier House Booksellers Tent
2022 National Student Poet, Southwest Region
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