'Everyone wants a place where they feel safe' says Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate

How do you envision your role?

I probably have seven project ideas that I’m trying to combine into one. I think the appointment is certainly at a crucial time in this country, in the world, especially dealing with shifting political realities everywhere. At the center of it, which is sometimes spoken and often not spoken, is our global community is in a dire environmental moment in our collective history.

Read More