WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central will welcome an internationally known Native American poet Thursday for a free event on campus.
Lance Henson will read from his work and participate in a discussion with PNC students and faculty at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. Refreshments with be served.
Henson, a native of Oklahoma who grew up living the Southern Cheyenne culture, is one of the most anthologized Native American poets in the world. His work speaks to the concerns of native peoples and to problems of assimilation and diversity for all cultures.
He has published 17 books of poetry, half in the U.S. and half abroad. His poetry has been translated into 25 languages, and he has read and lectured in nine countries.
Henson served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and is a graduate of Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, now University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. He holds an master's degree in creative writing from the University of Tulsa.
Call (219) 462-4197 for more information.