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."
By Dennis Conrow, Assistant Producer, New Letters on the Air
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
54th and Troost
Kansas City, MO
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