Poet Ray Young Bear at Rockhurst University

Native American poet Ray Young Bear has been writing since he was a teenager on the Meskawki settlement in Iowa, translating poems from his native language into English. Poet and writer Sherman Alexie has said, "I am not exaggerating when I say that Ray Young Bear is the best poet in Indian Country."

Kansas City, MO – In 1996, Young Bear was interviewed by Margaret Smith of New Letters on the Air and discussed how Meskawki culture feeds his creativity.

The Midwest Poets Series
presents Ray Young Bear
7 pm, Thursday, March 18, 2010
Mabee Theater, Rockhurst University
54th and Troost
Kansas City, MO


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