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Category: Interviews

March 20, 2020, Library of Congress - From the Catbird Seat Blog
A Larger Context that Reveals Meaning: An Interview with Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

Interview with Rob Casper, Head of LOC Poetry & Literature Center: In the past week, we have been thinking a lot about this unprecedented moment and how poetry might help us live through it. We have also been talking to...

January 18, 2020, The Washington Post
'Everyone wants a place where they feel safe' says Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate

When you’re asked to be poet laureate, is that something you say yes to immediately, or do you think about what it entails?

I said yes. [Laughs.] It’s like lightning going through you. I realized in that moment that I...

January 12, 2020, New Mexico in Focus - NMPBS
Joy Harjo on New Mexico in Focus

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we celebrate Joy Harjo, a groundbreaking poet and New Mexico treasure. Correspondent Megan Kamerick caught up with Harjo at a poetry reading in Santa Fe to talk about why she sees the poet...

December 10, 2019, Tulsa World
Tulsans of the Year: Poetry found Joy Harjo, the First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate

Joy Harjo, named a "Tulsan of the Year," is interviewed by James D. Watts, Jr. of Tulsa World.

November 18, 2019, The Today Show
Meet the United States' first Native American poet laureate

NBC's Sunday Closer on October 20 - NBC's Harry Smith meets Joy Harjo, who is the first Native American poet laureate for the United States.

November 14, 2019, PBS American Masters Podcast
Joy Harjo on PBS American Masters

In 2019, Joy Harjo became the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States. She joins us from her hometown Tulsa, Oklahoma to talk about the responsibilities that come with this honor and the importance of representing rich Native...

October 21, 2019, The Library of Congress
The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress

Joy Harjo is interviewed by Grace Cavalieri on the Library of Congress's original "Poet and the Poem" podcast series.

October 17, 2019, NBC TODAY Weekend Editions
September 19, 2019, PBS Newshour
Poet laureate Joy Harjo opens a Native 'doorway of hope'

Joy Harjo, the new poet laureate of the United States, is the first Native American to achieve that honor. Jeffrey Brown recently sat down with Harjo, a member of Oklahoma's Muscogee Creek Nation, in Tulsa to...

September 16, 2019, Radio New Zealand
Joy Harjo on Radio New Zealand

Joy Harjo is a critically acclaimed poet and musician and she is the first Native American to be named US poet laureate.https://www.rnz.co.nz/national...