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January 15, 2021, South Dakota Public Radio
In the Moment . . . Arts

Unit­ed States Poet Lau­re­ate Joy Har­jo says Amer­i­ca has a bro­ken heart, and poet­ry can help heal it. Part of that heal­ing is the acknowl­edge­ment of gen­er­a­tions of Native Amer­i­can poet­ic voices.

January 05, 2021, Cowboys & Indians
The Real Deal: Indigenous Storytellers
This year, we’re shin­ing our lit­er­ary light on Indige­nous writ­ers Joy Har­jo (Musco­gee Nation), Kel­li Jo Ford (Chero­kee Nation of Okla­homa), and Louise Erdrich (Tur­tle Moun­tain Band of Chippewa).
January 05, 2021, nondoc
A Cast of Characters: Notable Oklahomans from 2020

Our list of notable Okla­homans fea­tures peo­ple who have been at the cen­ter of the news and cul­ture in 2020. Joy Har­jo is among them. 

December 22, 2020, Mvskoke Media
Highs and Lows of 2020

Gary Fife of Mvskoke Media reviews 2020 Highs,” among them, Joy Har­jo’s third term laureateship.

December 22, 2020, Vanity Fair
Marilyn Minter, Joy Harjo, and More Give a Colorful Kiss-Off to 2020

Six cul­tur­al voic­es mark the tran­si­tion to 2021 with choice words and swipes of lipstick

December 02, 2020, The Poetry Society of America
Joy Harjo reads Nora Marks Dauenhauer

The Poet­ry Soci­ety of Amer­i­ca cel­e­brates its 110th Anniver­sary, and to mark the occa­sion, we have invit­ed 11 acclaimed poets to help us cre­ate Read­ing Through the Decades, a video sur­vey of Amer­i­can poet­ry over the past 110 years.

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 20, 2020, Washington Post Book Club
Poetic justice: Joy Harjo has been appointed to a third term as U.S. Poet Laureate.

Poet­ic jus­tice: Joy Har­jo has been appoint­ed to a third term as U.S. Poet Lau­re­ate. Only one oth­er writer — Robert Pin­sky — has ever served three terms. Har­jo, a mem­ber of the Musco­gee Nation and a pow­er­ful voice for…

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, Oprah Magazine
Oprah Lists "31 Native American Authors to Read Right Now"

Joy Har­jo, among 30 oth­ers, list­ed by Joy Har­jo as one of the 31 Native Amer­i­can authors to read right now. 

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. 192020