Conversations with CAL featuring Gordon Henry and Contemporary American Indian Poetry

The College of Arts & Letters hosted a conversation with Department of English Professor Gordon Henry, titled “Living Nations, Living Words: Contemporary American Indian Poetry in the United States.” For this presentation, Henry reviewed U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s signature project in collaboration with the U.S. Library of Congress. In that review, he offered a brief overview of the history of American Indian Literature in the United States. He also shared insights on his inclusion and participation in the project. He closed the presentation with a brief poetry reading from his newly published collection, Spirit Matters: White Clay, Red Exits, Distant Others.