Join Adrie Kusserow for a reading from and discussion of her latest book, Refuge. As an anthropologist, Adrie Kusserow’s ethnographic poetry probes culture and globalization with poems about Sudanese refugees based in Uganda, Sudan, and the United States, especially the “Lost Boys of Sudan.”
Adrie Kusserow is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University and an M.A. in Comparative Religion from Harvard Divinity School. Her first poetry collection Hunting Down the Monk was published by BOA Editions in 2002 and carried a Foreword by Karen Swenson. Her most recent international fieldwork trips support girls’ education (South Sudan – www.Africaeli.org) and Youth Media Literacy and Gross National Happiness in Bhutan. She lives with her family in Underhill Center, Vermont, where she was born and raised.
This event is free and open to the public. A portion of sales will be donated to Africa ELI. Africa ELI builds gender equity, improved economic conditions, peaceful development and strengthened leadership capacity in South Sudan by advancing women’s education through academic sponsorships, partnerships, enrollment retention programs, and life-skills development.
As an anthropologist, Adrie Kusserow’s
ethnographic poetry probes culture and globalization with poems about
Sudanese refugees based in Uganda, Sudan, and the United States,
especially the “Lost Boys of Sudan.” The poet struggles with how to
respond to suffering, poverty, displacement, and the brutal aspects of
war. Much of this exploration is based in poems in which a mother is
also bringing her family to a larger global arena.