Lance Henson was born in 1944 in Oklahoma. He earned a master’s degree in Creative Writing at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Henson’s poetry is known for its powerful imagery, brevity, and universal appeal. Henson is a writer and educator, and he served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Lance has published 17 books of poetry, half in the U.S. and half abroad. His poetry has been translated into 25 languages and he has read and lectured in nine countries.