Split This Rock Poetry Festival
Trevino Brings Plenty (Minneconjou Lakota) and Se-ah-dom Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce, Yakama) share written works and life stories about people near a river.
Trevino Brings Plenty uses poetry, music and storytelling to capture the humor, sadness, and joy of contemporary Indian life.
Se-ah-dom Edmo is a social justice activist, writer, educator and director of MRG Foundation. Se-ah-dom’s ancestors are from the fishing village of Celilo, one of the oldest known settlements in the West.
Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Avenue,, Hood River, Oregon
Tony's Tavern, 1955 W Burnside St, Portland, OR
KBOO Studios, 20 SE 8th Avenue, Portland, OR
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
Trevino will have a short set before featured writer Mark Doty.
Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN
Video Poems and Cross-Genre Collaboration: A Conversation and Screening with Louise Erdrich, Heid E. Erdrich, and Trevino Brings Plenty
Louise Erdrich, National Book Award-winning author of The Round House, collaborates on video poems with her sister Heid and an all-indigenous filmmaking crew including musician-poet Trevino Brings Plenty and filmmaker Elizabeth Day,
Trevino L. Brings Plenty is a poet and musician who lives, works, and writes in Portland, OR. He is singer/songwriter/guitarist for the musical ensemble Ballads of Larry Drake. He has read/performed his work at poetry festivals as far away as Amman, Jordan and close to his home base at Portland’s Wordstock Festival.
In college, Trevino worked with Primus St. John and Henry Carlile for this poetry work, studied with Tomas Svoboda for music composition, and Jerry Hahn for Jazz guitar.
Trevino is an American and Native American; a Lakota Indian born on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, South Dakota, USA. Some of his work explores the American Indian identity in American culture and how it has through genealogical history affected indigenous peoples in the 21st century. He writes of urban Indian life; it’s his subject.
Other titles by author: Wakpá Wanáǧi, Ghost River (2015); Real Indian Junk Jewelry (2012); Shedding Skins: Four Sioux Poets (2008).