Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley, author of Dēmos: an American Multitude belongs to the Onondaga Nation. He is the author of two more books in the past four years, Not Your Mama’s Melting Pot and Colonize Me; the recipient of the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Kundiman, and Tickner Fellowships; and his work appears in Poetry, Kenyon Review, and Oxford American, among others. Kingsley is an assistant professor at Old Dominion University.

Published Works

Dēmos: an American Multitude
Colonize Me
Not Your Mama’s Melting Pot


Indigenous Poetry: Language as a Map Home

Virginia Poet Laureate Luisa A. Igloria (Maps for Migrants and Ghosts) and Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley (Dēmos: An American Multitude) read from and discuss their work exploring how language serves as …

March 21, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM

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