A Poet a Day: Joy Harjo reads "For Calling the Spirit Back From Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet"

During these trying days of social distancing, self-isolating and quarantines, days rife with fear and anxiety, my colleagues and I thought you might like some company. So each day we will be introducing you to poets we have met over the years. The only contagion they will expose you to is a measure of joy, reflection and meditation brought on by “the best words in the best order.”
— Bill Moyers

Today, we have something special, a poetry reading from U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo who is hunkered down in her home in Tulsa, OK. She has recorded herself reading a poem she wrote in 2015 entitled, “For Calling the Spirit Back From Wandering the Earth on Its Human Feet,” that she hopes will help others during this time of isolation. She says,”It’s a time to remember who we are and the best poems do that.”

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