In celebration of his new book “Dissolve,” award-winning poet Sherwin Bitsui, a Diné (Navajo) from the Navajo Reservation in White Cone, Arizona, will present his poetry at Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. in the John M. Pfau Library, PL-5005. Bitsui, who is of the Bįį’bítóó’nii’ Tódi’chii’nii clan and is born for the Tlizilłani’ clan, is also author of “Flood Song” (Copper Canyon Press) and “Shapeshift” (University of Arizona Press). “Steeped in Native American culture, mythology, and history, Bitsui’s poems reveal the tensions in the intersection of Native American and contemporary urban culture,” the Poetry Foundation website says. “His poems are imagistic, surreal, and rich with details of the landscape of the Southwest.” Bitsui’s honors include the 2011 Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Native Arts & Culture Foundation Fellowship for Literature, a PEN Open Book Award, an American Book Award, and a Whiting Writers’ Award. Bitsui, who obtained an associate in fine arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts Creative Writing Program, teaches for the MFA in creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts. The poetry reading is presented by the CSUSB Department of English, College of Arts and Letters, the Center for Indigenous People Studies, the University Diversity Committee, and the Pacific Review. For accommodations, contact David Carlson, professor and chair of the English department, at