FATHER | GENOCIDE: A Reading and Book Signing with Margo Tamez & Friends

7:00 PM, Monday, 30 October 2023

Special Guest: Ricardo Tane Ward

Sponsored by Red Salmon Arts

About the book:

On the night before he “walked on,” Margo Tamez’s father recorded two questions onto a cassette tape: Where did all the good men go? Where did they go?

Two decades later, Tamez reconstructs her father’s struggle to be a man under American domination, tracing the settler erasure, denial, and genocide that he and preceding generations experienced.

She reclaims stolen territory in the felt and known history of colonial Texas through Ndé Dene [Lipan Apache] place, memory, and poetics of resistance.

About the author:

Margo Tamez is a poet, historian, activist, and Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her writing has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, and Missouri Review. Her previous collections include Naked Wanting (2003) and Raven Eye (2007), which won the WILLA Literary Award in poetry. She lives in the unceded territory of the Sqilxw Peoples, Okanagan Nation, BC, Canada.

FMI: https://www.margotamez.com/

About the special guest:

Ricardo Tane Ward Ramirez PhD writes poetry, nonfiction and fiction focused on mythology, mysticism, social justice and indigenous knowledge. His first book The Maze of Creation: An Alchemists Guide to the Center was published in 2019 on Little Crow Press. He earned his PhD in Anthropology in 2014 from the University of Texas. Tane plays music and works as an equity consultant in Austin, Texas.

Red Salmon Arts is a 501(c)3 grassroots cultural arts organization, with a thirty-year history of working with the indigenous neighborhoods of Austin. RSA is dedicated to the development of emerging writers and the promotion of Chicanx/@/Latinx/@/Native American literature, providing outlets and mechanisms for cultural exchange, and sharing in the retrieval of a people’s cultural heritage with a commitment to social justice.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.