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 had…
January 16, 2020, World Literature Today
Joy Harjo's "Remember" translated into Arabic - World Literature Today
Ibtisam Barakat, Palestinian American poet, artist, and translator, offers an Arabic translation of “Remember” for World Literature Today.
January 12, 2020, New Mexico in Focus - NMPBS
Joy Harjo on New Mexico in Focus
This week on New Mexico in Focus, we celebrate Joy Harjo, a groundbreaking poet and New Mexico treasure. Correspondent Megan Kamerick caught up with Harjo at a poetry reading in Santa Fe to talk about why she sees the poet…
January 12, 2020, Albuquerque Journal
Art as Service: U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s work has its mystical qualities and yet belongs to everyone
Joy Harjo, the U.S. poet laureate, was born and raised in Oklahoma, but New Mexico has been her second home. She thinks of herself as a “dual citizen” of the two states.
December 11, 2019, The New York Times Opinion - Dec 7, 2019
Joy Harjo on Beauty - The New York Times
“Why is Beauty Important to Us”? Joy Harjo responds with a new poem, “The Life of Beauty.”
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 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.”
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.…
November 26, 2019, Boston Sunday Globe- Books
November 18, 2019, The Today Show
Meet the United States' first Native American poet laureate
NBC’s Sunday Closer on October 20 — NBC’s Harry Smith meets Joy Harjo, who is the first Native American poet laureate for the United States.
November 14, 2019, PBS American Masters Podcast
Joy Harjo on PBS American Masters
In 2019, Joy Harjo became the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States. She joins us from her hometown Tulsa, Oklahoma to talk about the responsibilities that come with this honor and the importance of representing rich Native…
October 25, 2019, Publishers Weekly
An American Sunrise
Newly named poet laureate and Ruth Lilly prize – winner Harjo (Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings) intertwines verse with prose vignettes, oral histories, and flash memoirs in this expressive and generous book.