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Salina Bookshelf Presents: Rex Lee Jim

Salina Bookshelf will host and online reading with Navajo Poet Rex Lee Jim on November 29th, at 5PM MST. Register for this Free Online event at the link below.

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Author Rex Lee Jim weaves language and culture into contemporary landscape across his poetry collection Saad Lá Tah Hózhóón: A Collection of Diné Poetry creating a collection of poetry that teaches readers about himself, his people, his land, and his language. Written in Diné Bizaad (Navajo Language) and translated into English, this collection contains 30 poems that will catch the imagination of the reader and the heart of those who know the land’s language.

Rex Lee Jim was born and raised in Rock Point, Arizona on the Navajo Nation Reservation. He is born of the Red House People and Born for the Red Streak Running into Water People. His Maternal Grandfather is of the Towering House People while his Paternal grandfather is of the Mexican People. He is a former Vice president of the Navajo Nation, a poet, a playwright, and Medicine Man. He was graduated from the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, Colorado. He attended Princeton University, Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English, and its Oxford University campus in England. As a poet and playwright, he is fluent and literate in Navajo, English, and Spanish, all of which his works are published in. He currently resides in his original hometown Rock Point, Arizona