AN EVENING WITH JOY HARJO
6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9
IN-PERSON AND ONLINE EVENT
Join performer, musician, and writer Joy Harjo for a special evening of poetry and music in conjunction with the exhibition Pass the Mic and Indigenous Peoples' Day.
As a member of the Muscogee Nation, Harjo is the first Native American to hold the position of US Poet Laureate, appointed 2019-2022. Her recent work and activism poetry anthology "When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through," contains poetry from more than 160 poets representing nearly 100 Indigenous nations, including voices from Alaska.
Harjo also is the editor of "Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry." The companion anthology to "Living Nations, Living Words," this work is her signature Poet Laureate project and is featured in the Anchorage Museum’s Counter Cartographies: Living the Land exhibition.
The event will be livestreamed via Crowdcast for free and made available for one month for online registrants.
Space is limited; Registration required. $10 General admission for limited seating. Tickets go on sale August 22 at 10 a.m.
Doors open 6 p.m. for general seating.