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Category: Poet Laureate

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...

November 19, 2020
Joy Harjo Announced as Third Term U.S. Poet Laureate
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden appointed Joy Harjo as the 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress on June 19, 2019. Harjo was reappointed to a second term on April 30, 2020, and a third term on Nov. 19, 2020.
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....