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May 19, 2020, Tulsa World
Tulsa's Joy Harjo talks Second Term as U.S. Poet Laureate, Quarantine

Joy Harjo talks to Tulsa World about her Second Term appointment and writing during the quarantine.

April 29, 2020, WAMU Radio - The Kojo Nmamdi Show
A Conversation with U.S. Poet Laureate

In search of insight in this time of pestilence, we turn to U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Harjo, the first Native American to be named poet laureate, is both an award-winning musician and author of several...

April 29, 2020
Poets House Presents: Joy Harjo

Poets House Presents is a series of 10 minute readings by poets that are live streamed on Twitter & posted on our Archive, Facebook and YouTube on Wednesdays and Fridays at Noon–to keep our community thriving...

April 21, 2020, National Endowment for the Arts
NEA Art Works: Joy Harjo

*** Joy Harjo (Muscogee / Creek) the Poet Laureate of the United States (and NEA Big Read author) joins me this week for a far-ranging conversation about poetry and music. Listen to the podcast here.

March 30, 2020, TulsaPeople
Toward a Place of Poetry

Muscogee (Creek) poet Joy Harjo has been on the move.

Since being named U.S. Poet Laureate in June 2019, the author has only been able to touch down briefly in Tulsa, her hometown, before being called elsewhere to speak or...

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.