MARQUETTE – Gordon Henry, an award-winning Anishinaabe poet, will visit Northern Michigan University to read from his published works at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the University Center lounge.
Henry has authored several books of fiction and poetry. The Light People, published in 1994, was nominated for the National Book Award and won the American Book Award in 1995. His works have appeared in several publications including The Black Warrior Review, Mid-American Review, Stories Migrating Home, and North Dakota Quarterly.
An enrolled member of the White Earth Chippewa tribe in Minnesota, Henry grew up traveling and living on military bases while his father was in the U.S. Navy. After receiving a doctorate in literature from the University of North Dakota, he taught at Ferris State University, Alma College and the University of Michigan. Henry was also a Fulbright Lecturer in Spain. He currently teaches at Michigan State University.
This free event is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Sweetgrass Student Association, Diversity Student Services, and the Master of Fine Arts program at NMU. For more information, contact Allison Hedge-Coke at 227-2112.