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Arianne True

County: Pierce County




Vadon Foundation Fellowship for Native Artists 2022
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Arianne True (Choctaw, Chickasaw) is a queer poet and folk artist from Seattle. She teaches and mentors youth poets with Seattle Arts and Lectures and the Hugo House, and also moonlights as a copyeditor. Arianne has been a Jack Straw Writer and a Hugo Fellow and is in the inaugural cohort of Indigenous Nations Poets retreat fellows. She is a proud alum of Hedgebrook and of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She’s also involved with other local arts communities, including Appalachian folk traditions and performative mythology.

For the 2021-2022 season, Arianne is the Seattle Repertory Theater’s first Native Artist-in-Residence, through which she completed her first book of poems and is adapting it into an immersive multimedia installation for April 2022. She lives mostly in Tacoma, Washington, and her published poems live mostly in journals on the internet. The poems love living online so they can have more company, so drop by to visit and have tea with them sometime when you’re free.

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Reimagine Seattle: Arianne True - Front Porch

Pandemic: While home is an outbreak, we pass a graveyard, by Arianne True

ARIANNE TRUE.September 2021

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