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July 15, 2021, Ploughshares
Mapmaking and Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry

Joy Harjo’s signature project as the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate is one of mapmaking: gathering poems by 47 Native Nations poets in a cartography of voice. Review by Cynthia R. Wallace

July 15, 2021, World Literature Today
Living Nations, Living Words: Book Review

LIVING NATIONS, LIVING WORDS is a project conceived of and curated by US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and sponsored by the Library of Congress. Reviewed by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

July 02, 2021, Publisher's Weekly
Starred Review: Poet Warrior: A Memoir

Poet Warrior: A Memoir receives a Starred Review in Publisher's Weekly! Read more here

June 24, 2021, Artisan Music Reviews
I Pray for My Enemy: Album Review

"It is time to open the heart and the spirit." Review by R J Lannan, Artisan Music Reviews

April 27, 2021, Music Connection - May 2021 Issue
Album Review: "I Pray for My Enemies"

On Harjo’s epic, expansive, emotionally hard hitting, reflective, provocative and ultimately healing and dare we say joyful first album in a decade. . . READ MORE

March 12, 2021, Terrain.org
When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

"The poems of When The Light Of The World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through provide a riveting testimony to the truth of its title." - Sawnie Morris

March 12, 2021, LA Review of Books
America Starts Here: On “When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry”

"Rather than an assemblage of solos, When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through is a chorus. And right now, we need as many powerful voices in union as we can get." - Review by Dean...

August 31, 2020, Pasatiempo
March 17, 2020, ALTA
Joy Harjo reimagines a national narrative in An American Sunrise.

"I take an abiding pleasure in knowing that Joy Harjo is the poet laureate of the United States. After all, Harjo—a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the first Native American to be so honored—speaks for an America I...

December 10, 2019, Medium.com - Books are Magic
13 Books by Native Writers to be Thankful For

Serena Morales writes of American Sunrise: "Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate, president of my native heart! I am constantly learning from her and this collection offers no exception."