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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lonnie Poco  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1938 in Lawton, Oklahoma

-- Lonnie Poco on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Poco lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lonnie Poco is a Quahada Comanche artist, illustrator, graphic artist and poet. He was raised on a reservation in Lawton, Oklahoma. After serving in the US Navy, he moved to Chicago. While there, he served as chair of the Chicago Indian Artist Guild and worked with the American Indian Health Services and the American Indian Center. He has retired to Cache, Oklahoma and continues to write and produce artwork.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Beside the Wichita
ISBN: 9999901832

March Abrazo. 1981

Akewa is a Woman

March/Abrazo. 1982

Earth Elegance
ISBN: 1877636177

March Abrazo. 2000

Cynthia Gallaher's third poetry collection, Earth Elegance, departs from her urban focus in Swimmer's Prayer, to a panoramic view of animals and international environmental issues. The poems are accompanied by scratchboard drawings by Native American artist Lonnie Poco.



Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

To contact the author, write to Lonnie Poco c/o MARCH/Abrazo Press P.O. Box 2890 Chicago, Illinois 60690