Jessica Doe, The Peace Studio Fellow 2023-2024

Jessica Doe

Poet, Artist

Jessica Doe, PhD is a multi-award winning Aniyunwiya interdisciplinary poet and artist. As a native of the occupied land of what is often referred to today as “Oregon” and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, space, place, and de-colonization are the driving forces behind her work, which includes 15 books and several solo exhibitions. Her doctoral work addressed the meeting point of eating disorders and female poetics with an emphasis on Indigenous literature and medicine. She recently returned from India where she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Bengaluru and curated a poetry anthology in the colonizer’s tongue.Her installation “The Red Cairn Project,” is currently on display at the Ucross Gallery in Wyoming and was one of four pieces to reopen the renovated gallery. She has upcoming exhibitions at the Walters Cultural Center (Hillsboro, Oregon) and Kala Art Gallery (Berkeley). Her poetry collection that Indigenizes the tarot deck, RED, is slated to release in 2024 by Red Planet Books. Jessica’s books have received myriad accolades such as the Cultural Awareness Book of the Year (2021) award from the Human Relations Indie Book Awards for The Wrong Kind of Indian and the 2021 American Book Fest gold award in Urban Poetry for Selected Poems: 2000–2020.

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