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About

 
 

About

Kinsale Hueston is a 2017-2018 National Student Poet and a rising sophomore at Yale University. An enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, Kinsale’s work centers on personal histories, Diné culture, and contemporary issues affecting her tribe— particularly violence against Native women, the loss of languages, racial prejudice, and land/body relationships. Kinsale is the recipient of the Yale Young Native Storytellers Award for Spoken Word/Storytelling, the J. Edgar Meeker Prize (May 2019, Yale University), and three National Scholastic Gold Medals for poetry and dramatic script. She was also named one of “34 People Changing How We See the World” by Time Magazine in its 2019 Optimists Issue curated by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. In late Spring of 2018, she self-published a collection of poetry, Where I’m From: Poems from Sherman Indian School. Currently, Kinsale contributes to the Yale Literary Magazine, does spoken word performance with WORD at Yale, and is on the Yale Slam Team.