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Category: Poet Laureate

October 10, 2019, Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
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 18, 2019, Library of Congress
Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s Inaugural Reading

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 19, at 7 p.m., Joy Harjo will take the stage of the Coolidge Auditorium in the Library of Congress’s Jefferson Building for the first time as 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. To mark this historic occasion...

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...

September 04, 2019, Library of Congress
Laureate at the Library: Sharing the History and Realities of Field Recordings of Native American Songs and Narratives

The following guest post is by Judith Gray, coordinator of Reference Services in the Library’s American Folklife Center. This is the fifth and final post in a series documenting Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s summertime meetings with librarians and curators across...

August 29, 2019, The New Yorker
Joy Harjo, the Poet of American Memory

"Harjo, though very much a poet of America, extracts from her own personal and cultural touchstones a more galactal understanding of the world, and her poems become richer for it." —The New Yorker

August 28, 2019, Library of Congress
Laureate at the Library: Joy Harjo Visits the Prints and Photographs Division

The following guest post is by Katherine Blood and Melissa Lindberg of the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division. This is the fourth in a series of five posts documenting Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s summertime meetings with librarians and curators across...

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 21, 2019, Library of Congress
Laureate at the Library: Resonance in the Cultural Collections of the Manuscript Division

The following guest post is by Barbara Bair, curator of Literature, Culture, and the Arts in the Library’s Manuscript Division. This is the third in a series of five posts documenting Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s summertime meetings with librarians and...

August 15, 2019, Library of Congress
Laureate at the Library: Talking Geopoetics with Joy Harjo in the Geography and Map Division Research Center

The following guest post is by John Hessler, curator of the Kislak Collection of the Archaeology and History of the Early Americas in the Library’s Geography and Map Division. This is the second in a series of five posts documenting...