Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic Featuring Lance Henson

Lance HensonOn Wednesday, October 3, Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Lance Henson with an open mic to follow.

Since 2003, Caffe Lena Poetry Night hosted by Carol Graser meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Each month we have an open mic reading at the beginning and end of night, with a featured reading in between. The doors open and sign-ups start at 7 PM. We start the open mic reading at 7:30, and have the featured reading start around 8. For the open mic, please plan to read no more than 2 short poems or one longer poem.

Poet, Native American activist, and former U.S. Marine Lance Henson was raised on Cheyenne reserved lands in Oklahoma and grew up living the Southern Cheyenne culture. Henson’s poetry is known for its powerful imagery, brevity and universal appeal. It incorporates Cheyenne philosophy and traditions as well as social and political commentary on the modern world. Lance has published 38 books of poetry, half in the U.S. and half abroad. His poetry has been translated into 27 languages and he has read and lectured in 9 countries. His readings include the One World Poetry Festival in Amsterdam, the International Poetry Festival in Tarascon, France, and the Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival in New Jersey.