|Ears of Corn Listen book cover|
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.
About the Author:
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.
Early’s work appears in the permanent collections of the Dr. J. W. Wiggins Collection of Native American Art, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR; the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN; the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; the Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM; and the San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA. Early’s work also is shown at the Case Trading Post, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian; Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery; and the Adobe Gallery, all in Santa Fe, NM; at Bryan’s Gallery, Taos, NM; and the King Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ.
What: Poetry reading and book signing by Max Early, author of "Ears of Corn Listen"
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Where: Heard Museum, Books & More
Time: 1pm- 3pm