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March 21, 2023, Bmore Art
March 11, 2023, KERA-Think
A conversation with U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo

As the first Native Amer­i­can to serve as U.S. Poet Lau­re­ate in 2019, Joy Har­jo has used her voice as a tool for cul­tur­al change. The mem­ber of the Musco­gee (Creek) Nation joins host Krys Boyd to dis­cuss how she…

March 07, 2023, Native News Online
Joy Harjo receives Harper Lee Award

The Harp­er Lee Award was named after the author of the clas­sic Amer­i­can nov­el To Kill a Mock­ing­bird. Read more here

March 07, 2023, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, March 2023 issue
REMEMBER - Starred Review

Poet Lau­re­ate Joy Harjo’s 1983 tit­u­lar poem is paired with Calde­cott medal­ist Goade’s lush, jew­el-toned illus­tra­tions in this gor­geous pic­ture book, open­ing with an illu­mi­nat­ing invo­ca­tion: Remem­ber the sky that you were born under, know each…

February 14, 2023, Yale Library
Joy Harjo wins Yale’s 2023 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry

Joy Har­jo has been named the win­ner of Yale’s 2023 Bollin­gen Prize for Amer­i­can Poet­ry. The Bollin­gen Prize, estab­lished by Paul Mel­lon in 1949, is award­ed bien­ni­al­ly by Yale Uni­ver­si­ty Library through Bei­necke Rare Book and Manuscript…

February 05, 2023, National Catholic Reporter
Joy Harjo's poem 'Redbird Love' teaches us to watch closely, see clearly

The world and the us are joined, always, and with­out effort. To look close­ly at oth­ers is to watch our­selves close­ly, and what a gift it can be, offer­ing our attention.

February 02, 2023, The Washington Post
Percival Everett, Ling Ma among nominees for critics prizes - The Washington Post

For­mer U.S. poet lau­re­ate Joy Har­jo has won an hon­orary award for life­time achievement.

February 02, 2023, The Los Angeles Times
Here are the finalists for the 2022 National Book Critics Circle Awards

This year’s recip­i­ent of the Ivan San­drof Life­time Achieve­ment Award will be for­mer U.S. Poet Lau­re­ate Joy Har­jo. Rec­og­niz­ing her three terms in the pres­ti­gious nation­al post and as a lead­ing voice for Native Amer­i­can com­mu­ni­ties on and off…

December 21, 2022, Americans for the Arts - ArtsBlog
Reflections on Native American Cultural Contributions in 2022

Native-led orga­ni­za­tions and Native Amer­i­can artists are receiv­ing a well-deserved increase in pub­lic atten­tion, recog­ni­tion, and sup­port. Joy Har­jo was hon­ored at the Nation­al Arts Awards with the 2022 Life­time Achieve­ment Award. Read more

December 20, 2022
Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years

VER­DICT Har­jo is a nation­al trea­sure, per­haps even a nation­al resource, and this impor­tant book is an essen­tial addi­tion to con­tem­po­rary poet­ry col­lec­tions everywhere.