Janice Gould

SAR Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellowship


YouTube Playlist: Watch three videos from the event “Janice Gould in Conversation with Joy Harjo.”

The School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce Concow Maidu poet Janice Gould as the 2012 SAR Writer-in-Residence. This fellowship is generously supported by the Lannan Foundation.

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Janice Gould’s Guitar in the King Residence at SARJanice Gould’s Guitar in the King Residence at SAR
Janice Gould’s Guitar in the King Residence at SAR
Janice Gould in Conversation with Joy HarjoJanice Gould in Conversation with Joy HarjoMonday, February 13, 2012
Janice Gould in Conversation with Joy Harjo

A highly accomplished writer and artist, Dr. Gould has taught writing, women’s studies, and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Clark College; and Willamette University. She has also authored and edited several books, including: Beneath My Heart (1990); the chapbook, Alphabet (1996); Earthquake Weather: Poems (1996); Speak to Me Words: Essays in American Indian Poetry (2003); and most recently, Doubters and Dreamers: Poems and Narrations (2011).

Dr. Gould has also trained as a classical musician, and worked semi-professionally as a musician for some years, playing guitar, accordion, and performing vocals in a trio. She received her Ph.D. in English in 2000 from the University of New Mexico.

While at SAR, her project will be to spend time completing a set of gacelas, poetry formed by couplets and repeating rhyme, often around the themes of love and intoxication. She also plans to set this work to musical and photographic accompaniment.

According to Dr. Gould:

The pieces I have worked on most diligently in the past few years continue with the themes of family, work and travel, love and forgiveness, Native American ways of knowing and being in the world, and place: the Pacific coast, rural Oregon, the city of Portland, New Mexico, Arizona, Southern Colorado, and my home town of Berkeley. I want to develop more writing about my relationship to music and to my instruments, the guitar and the accordion. I would like to explore further the theme of creativity and am especially interested in finding ways to combine my poetry with my visual work in photography, and with the music I write.

Toward the end of her tenure at SAR, Dr. Gould will bring in world-renowned Muscogee poet and musician Joy Harjo for three days of workshopping, followed by a public reading.  

Dr. Gould will be in residence from January 3–February 21, 2012.

Listen to Janice Gould as she recites three poems.

Sponsored by Lannan Foundation

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