Real Bird to Visit UAS
Egan Lecture Hall on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m.
Henry Real Bird, former Poet Laureate of Montana, will be reading his poetry and sharing his thoughts about horses, language and life on the plains as a Crow Indian at the Egan Lecture Hall on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. A reception will be held for Real Bird in the Native and Rural Student Center at 4 p.m.
A visionary spokesperson for his people, Real Bird was named Cowboy Poet of the Year for 2012 as part of the 16th annual Academy of Western Artists’ Will Rogers Awards. He is also a native American educator and a rancher who raises bucking horses for rodeo competition. Real Bird is hosted by Juneau film maker Joel Bennett. An extensive article on Real Bird’s visit was published in the arts section of the Juneau Empire: juneauempire.com/art/2012-05-17/crow-poet-henry-real-bird-speak-friday-uas