Poet Tanaya Winder reads and discusses her work Wednesday, April 15 at 3 p.m. in the Zimmerman Library Waters Room as part of National Poetry Month. In addition to reading her own work, Winder talks about her creative process, her work with the online literary journal As/Us and her path to poetry.

Winder is a poet, writer, artist and educator from the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Nations.  A winner of the 2010 A Room Of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando prize in poetry, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in print and online publications Cutthroat, Adobe Walls: An Anthology of New Mexico Poetry, Superstition Review, The Drunken Boat and Kweli Journal among others. 

She has taught writing courses at Stanford University, UC-Boulder, and the University of New Mexico. She has a BA in English from Stanford University and MFA in creative writing from UNM.  She is a co-founder and editor-in-chief of As/Us: A Space for Women of the World.

Attendees are also invited to bring their own poems to share at the open mic following the talk.

For more information and or questions, contact Sarah Kostelecky at sarahrk@unm.edu or 277-6113.