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Category: Poet Laureate

August 11, 2021, Business Insider
The first Indigenous poet laureate in US history reflects on her mission for equity for Native American people

August 9 marks the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. It's an important time to reflect on Harjo's vision for representation and equity for Native Americans in the US.

May 11, 2021, WAMU Radio - 1A - NPR
May 10, 2021, Native News Online
Joy Harjo, Marcella LeBeau Among National Native American Hall of Fame 2021 Inductees

The National Native American Hall of Fame (NNAHOF) this week announced eight new inductees from across Indian Country, celebrated for their contributions in Native advocacy, politics, athletics, arts, health, and culture preservation and revitalization.

April 22, 2021, World Literature Today
Opening the Doorways of Recognition for Native People: A Conversation with Joy Harjo

To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of National Poetry Month, in this last of the series of conversations with three US Poets Laureate, Joy Harjo discusses her digital map project, how Native people have been disappeared, and answers the...

March 05, 2021, WNYC w/ Brian Lehrer
America Are We Ready for the First 100 Days?

Join the national conversation with host Brian Lehrer as the Biden/Harris administration starts its work.

President Biden’s nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland (D, NM) to be Secretary of the Interior would put a Native American (Laguna Pueblo) in...

March 02, 2021, The Oklahoman
February 14, 2021, Michael Limnios Blues Network
Q&A with internationally renowned performer and writer Joy Harjo

"Know yourself. Yes. It's the same thing. Be yourself, knowing yourself, ultimately. And then what is that? What does that mean? You know that, and you think it is simple. Well, it is not that simple, but it's the most...

November 30, 2020, Business Insider
The first Indigenous poet laureate in US history discusses the powerful role of poetry right now as we mourn the loss of life during the pandemic

Business Insider spoke with Joy Harjo, the country's poet laureate and the first Indigenous person to hold the title since the position was created in 1937.

November 19, 2020, PBS Newshour
Joy Harjo will serve a rare third term as U.S. Poet Laureate

Joy Harjo, the first Native American poet to serve as U.S. poet laureate, has been reappointed to a rare third term by the Library of Congress.

November 19, 2020, USA Today
United States poet laureate Joy Harjo to serve third 1-year term, Library of Congress announces

U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo will serve a third, one-year term and has launched an online project that celebrates Native American poets around the country.

Her reappointment was announced Thursday by the Library of Congress...