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Gordon Henry

Title: Anishinabe poet and novelist; member of the White Earth Chippewa Tribe of Minnesota.
Department: English
Phone: 517-355-7570
Email: henryg(at)

Gordon Henry's poetry has been published in anthologies such as Songs From This Earth On Turtle's Back: Contemporary American Indian Poetry (1983) and Returning the Gift: Poetry and Prose from the First Native American Writers(1994). His novel The Light People (1994) was awarded The American Book Award in 1995. He has also co-authored the textbook The Ojibway (2004), to which he contributed a number of essays on Native American culture. Currently, Henry teaches courses in American literature, creative writing, and American Indian literature.