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Category: Poet Laureate

April 10, 2020, Bill Moyers
A Poet a Day: Joy Harjo reads "For Calling the Spirit Back From Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet"

Joy Harjo records herself reading her poem, "For Calling the Spirit Back From Wandering the Earth on Its Human Feet,” for Bill Moyers

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...

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.

December 06, 2019, Billings Gazette
U.S poet laureate Joy Harjo inspires other Montana poets

Joy Harjo is a major voice in Native American poetry, and has inspired others to express themselves through writing....

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