This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to reschedule it soon!
This year’s Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture features poet and author, Ray Young Bear. Young Bear was raised and still resides on the Meskwaki (Red Earth People) settlement in central Iowa. His books of poetry include Manifestation Wolverine: The Collected Poetry of Ray Young Bear, The Rock Island Hiking Club, The Invisible Musician, Winter of the Salamander: The Keeper of Importance andWaiting to be Fed.
Young Bear has received numerous honors and awards, including a 2016 American Book Award, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and an honorary doctorate in letters from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He has taught creative writing and Native American literature at The Institute of American Indian Art, Eastern Washington University, Meskwaki Elementary School, the University of Iowa and Iowa State University.
Monday, March 23, 2020
Curtiss Hall auditorium, 0127