"Nicholas "Nick" Metcalf - Cetanzi (Yellow Hawk) writes about his journey which may be a cautionary tale or a tale of triumph. Stay tuned. He also likes to write about the complicated lives of the people and communities he loves. An enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, he has made the Twin Cities his home for over 18 years. He still believes in love and is a hopeless romantic. During the day, he is a cog in the wheel of state bureaucracy and at night, a fantastic ever loving parent of a teenage son, Hoksicila Cante Ma Yuha (Child of My Heart)."
This was the bio for a recent reading that I took part in. It was my 3rd public reading of my poetry and it was incredible. Here is the text from the promotional material:
Speak to Presence
On the 150th anniversary of the largest mass execution in the history of the United States of America – the hanging of 38 + 2 Dakota men in Mankato for their role in the U.S. Dakota Conflict – and in the 150th anniversary year of the Dakota conflict, Dakota writers speak to Presence. Although our presence is often erased or misrepresented in mainstream media, we are here. Join us as we reflect, remember, and share.
Featuring Nick Metcalf, Monique Leith (reading poems by her grandpa Ron Leith), Richard Merlin Johnson Jr., Terri Yellowhammer, Colleen Casey, and Lisa Yankton
location: Black Dog Cafe
308 Prince St. (corner of 4th and Broadway, downtown)
St. Paul, MN 55101
date: Wednesday, December 26th 2012
time: 8:30 – 10:00 PM
Agenda: 7:00 – 8:30 PM Lowertown Reading Jam
8:30 – 10:00 PM Dakota Writers Speak to Presence