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Category: Interviews

August 22, 2019, TIME
The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate on How Poetry Can Counter Hate

Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate, tells TIME about her new book, ‘An American Sunrise,’ and the state of poetry.

August 02, 2019, The Jitney
Joy Interviewed on The Jitney

“Joy Harjo is a world treasure, rare and formidable amongst poets writing today, with a voice equal parts wise woman, jazz, rain, and earth. Her collected poems bring together the full range of her work, an impressive spectrum of word...

May 26, 2019, Shenandoah
Joy Harjo Interview in Shenandoah

Joy Harjo interviewed at Washington and Lee University.

March 14, 2019, VIDA Voices & Views
Joy Harjo VIDA Voices & Views Interview

In this episode of VIDA Voices and Views, produced by R. J. Jeffreys, Melissa Studdard speaks with celebrated poet, author, musician, and playwright, Joy Harjo, who talks about topics ranging from sources of inspiration to the power of language to...

February 10, 2019, EarthTalk
Joy Harjo Interviewed on Earth Talk — Podcast

Native Voice Joy Harjo Draws On Tribal Myth & History In Celebrating Nature

December 12, 2018, BOMB
Joy Harjo Interview by Sherwin Bitsui from BOMB

Raised in White Cone, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation, Sherwin Bitsui is a poet and visual artist based in New Mexico, where he teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Shifting, pulsing, flooding with images in motion, as well...

April 16, 2018, WUNC Public Radio
WUNC Public Radio Interview with Joy Harjo

Bringing Traditional Themes Into Contemporary Writing

July 11, 2017
POETRY FOUNDATION – The Poetry and Music of Joy Harjo

This year’s Lilly Prize winner discusses the intersection of poetry and music, as well as the women’s rights and Indigenous rights movements that much her poetry is borne out of.

March 17, 2017
Joy Harjo interviewed on Poet’s Cafe

Radio Interview by Lois P. Jones on Poets CafeKPFK Los Angeles

January 30, 2014, Literary Mama
Crazy Brave: An Interview with Joy Harjo and Review of Her New Memoir

It struck me at the time that Harjo’s poetry in particular touched something more emotional than intellect-centered academe could grasp . . . Read Review