U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will present the annual Claire M. Hubbard First Peoples of the Plains Lecture at 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts’ Johnny Carson Theater.
The event is presented by the University of Nebraska State Museum and the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
Harjo will read an excerpt of her poetry and then participate in a question-and-answer session with the audience.
The University of Nebraska State Museum and Lied Center welcome Poet Laureate Joy Harjo as the speaker for the annual Claire M. Hubbard First Peoples of the Plains Lecture. Harjo will provide a poetry reading followed by a question-and-answer session.
In 2019, Joy Harjo was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold the position and only the second person to serve three terms in the role. She has authored nine books of poetry, two memoirs, and edited several anthologies of Native American writing. Her many writing awards include the 2022 Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2019 Jackson Prize from Poets & Writers, the Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation, the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Board of Directors Chair of the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, and is artist-in-residence for the Bob Dylan Center. A renowned musician, Harjo performs with her saxophone nationally and internationally.
The annual Hubbard Lecture: First Peoples of the Plains is made possible by generous contributions from Dr. Anne M. Hubbard and the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation. This year’s lecture is also made possible with support from the Lied Center.
LOCATION: Carson Theater