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Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner Cancelled

This author has cancelled their attendance with the Festival.

Kathy is a poet and spoken word artist from the Marshall Islands. She received international acclaim through her poetry performance at the opening of the United Nations Climate Summit in New York in 2014. Her writing and performances have been featured by CNN, Democracy Now, Mother Jones, the Huffington Post, NBC News, National Geographic, Nobel Women’s Initiative and more. In February 2017, the University of Arizona Press published her first collection of poetry, "Iep Jāltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter."

Kathy also co-founded the youth environmentalist non-profit Jo-Jikum dedicated to empowering Marshallese youth to seek solutions to climate change and other environmental impacts threatening their home island. Kathy has been selected as one of 13 Climate Warriors by Vogue in 2015 and the Impact Hero of the Year by Earth Company in 2016. She received her Master’s in Pacific Island Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

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Book:
Iep Jaltok: Poems From a Marshallese Daughter
Poetry
UA Press
February 2017
ISBN 9780816534029
90 pages
$14.95, INSTORE
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"Iep jaltok: woman is a basket is a collection of poetry by a young Marshallese woman highlighting the traumas of her people through colonialism, racism, forced migration, the legacy of nuclear testing by America, and the impending threats of climate change"--Provided by publisher.

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