The Barnes Foundation is proud to welcome US poet laureate Joy Harjo for an evening of poetry and conversation. Harjo, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, is an internationally renowned performer and author of nine books of poetry, several plays and children’s books, and two memoirs—Crazy Brave and Poet Warrior. Her many honors include the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Prize for lifetime achievement, the Academy of American Poets’ Wallace Stevens Award, two NEA fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is currently serving her third term as poet laureate and is the first Native American to hold the position.
Copies of select writings by Harjo will be available for purchase in the Barnes Shop; a book signing will follow the reading. Program tickets include access to the collection galleries and the exhibition Water, Wind, Breath: Southwest Native Art in Community.
6pm: Water, Wind, Breath and collection access
6:30pm: Poetry reading with Joy Harjo
8pm: Book signing & Water, Wind, Breath and collection access