Media: Interviews, Reviews, Articles

October 10, 2019, Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
October 09, 2019, SuperSoul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday: Oprah Sits Down with Joy Harjo

Oprah Win­frey has a con­ver­sa­tion with Joy Har­jo on Super­Soul Sun­day, aired on the OWN net­work on Octo­ber 6

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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…

September 16, 2019, Radio New Zealand
Joy Harjo on Radio New Zealand

Joy Har­jo is a crit­i­cal­ly acclaimed poet and musi­cian and she is the first Native Amer­i­can to be named US poet lau­re­ate.https://​www​.rnz​.co​.nz/​n​a​t​ional…

September 04, 2019, Library of Congress
Laureate at the Library: Sharing the History and Realities of Field Recordings of Native American Songs and Narratives

The fol­low­ing guest post is by Judith Gray, coor­di­na­tor of Ref­er­ence Ser­vices in the Library’s Amer­i­can Folk­life Cen­ter. This is the fifth and final post in a series doc­u­ment­ing Poet Lau­re­ate Joy Harjo’s sum­mer­time meet­ings with librar­i­ans and cura­tors across…

August 29, 2019, The New Yorker
Joy Harjo, the Poet of American Memory

Har­jo, though very much a poet of Amer­i­ca, extracts from her own per­son­al and cul­tur­al touch­stones a more galac­tal under­stand­ing of the world, and her poems become rich­er for it.” —The New Yorker

August 28, 2019, Library of Congress
Laureate at the Library: Joy Harjo Visits the Prints and Photographs Division

The fol­low­ing guest post is by Kather­ine Blood and Melis­sa Lind­berg of the Library’s Prints and Pho­tographs Divi­sion. This is the fourth in a series of five posts doc­u­ment­ing Poet Lau­re­ate Joy Harjo’s sum­mer­time meet­ings with librar­i­ans and cura­tors across…

August 22, 2019, TIME
The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate on How Poetry Can Counter Hate

Joy Har­jo, the first Native Amer­i­can U.S. poet lau­re­ate, tells TIME about her new book, An Amer­i­can Sun­rise,’ and the state of poetry.

August 21, 2019, Library of Congress
Laureate at the Library: Resonance in the Cultural Collections of the Manuscript Division

The fol­low­ing guest post is by Bar­bara Bair, cura­tor of Lit­er­a­ture, Cul­ture, and the Arts in the Library’s Man­u­script Divi­sion. This is the third in a series of five posts doc­u­ment­ing Poet Lau­re­ate Joy Harjo’s sum­mer­time meet­ings with librar­i­ans and…

August 15, 2019, Library of Congress
Laureate at the Library: Talking Geopoetics with Joy Harjo in the Geography and Map Division Research Center

The fol­low­ing guest post is by John Hessler, cura­tor of the Kislak Col­lec­tion of the Archae­ol­o­gy and His­to­ry of the Ear­ly Amer­i­c­as in the Library’s Geog­ra­phy and Map Divi­sion. This is the sec­ond in a series of five posts documenting…

August 13, 2019, The New York Times
From the Country’s New Poet Laureate, Poems Reclaiming Tribal Culture

From the Country’s New Poet Lau­re­ate, Poems Reclaim­ing Trib­al Culture

In June, after decades as a sig­nif­i­cant pres­ence for poet­ry read­ers, Joy Har­jo was named Unit­ed States poet laureate.