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Category: Poet Laureate

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 had...

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
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...