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Visiting Writers Series: Santee Frazier

Due to COVID concerns, the Fall 2021 season of the Visiting Writers Series at UMass Amherst will only be open to members of the Five College community. Recordings of all of our readings will be made available on the UMass English Department's YouTube Channel. Prior registration for each in-person event will be required.

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Santee Frazier is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He received his BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and his MFA from Syracuse University. He has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the School for Advanced Research and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Frazier’s poems have appeared in Ontario Review, American Poet, Prairie Schooner, amongst others. The author of Dark Thirty (University of Arizona Press, 2009), Frazier’s second collection of poems Aurum from the University of Arizona Press was released in Fall 2019. 

Celebrating its fifty-eighth year, the nationally renowned Visiting Writers Series at UMass Amherst presents emerging and established writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The Series is sponsored by the MFA for Poets and Writers and the Juniper Initiative, and made possible by support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the University of Massachusetts Arts Council, and the English Department. Events are at 6pm. Readings are wheelchair accessible, free, and open to the Five College community with registration.