Join poet Max Early (Laguna) at Books & More as he reads from and signs copies of his new book of poetry, Ears of Corn: Listen.
Paperback copies of the book will be available for sale at $28 per copy. From a description of the book and author from the publisher, 3: A Taos Press, Taos, N.M.:
THE BOOK: “In Ears of Corn: Listen, Native American potter and poet Max Early gracefully details both the everyday and the extraordinary moments of family and community life, work and art, sadness and celebration at the Laguna Pueblo of New Mexico. Within the four seasons — Ty’ee-Tra, Kushra-Tyee, Heyya-Ts’ee, and Kooka — the beauty of Early’s writing beckons the reader to accompany him on the journey between ancient and modern times. Including an historical Preface by the author, an Introduction by Simon J. Ortiz, and photographs of Early’s family and award-winning art, this debut poetry book is profound in its welcome and its teachings.”
THE AUTHOR: “Max Early was born into a tradition of potters and clay. He creates traditional pottery in order to help save the art of pottery making in Laguna Pueblo. When he began to focus on writing, he continued his passion for celebrating his family, culture, language, and the enchanting New Mexico landscape. Honors and awards for Early in pottery include a Fellowship and a Lifetime Achievement Allan Houser Legacy Award from the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts; a Native American Community Scholar Appointment: Office of Fellowships and Grants, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market Judge’s Award in Sculpture; the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial–First in Effigies/Special Elkus Memorial Award; and the Santa Fe Indian Market-First in Traditional Pottery/Wedding Vases.”