Media: Interviews, Reviews, Articles

May 25, 2023, WELL + GOOD
Writing Poetry Helps Me Cope With Depression—But Are Mental Health Struggles Required for My Creativity?

What often fol­lows peri­ods of decay and destruc­tion and chaos is rebuild­ing and renais­sance — peri­ods of fresh inven­tion in thought, in art,” for­mer U.S. Poet Lau­re­ate Joy Har­jo told USA Today in Feb­ru­ary 2021. That’s what often…

May 25, 2023, Santa Barbara Independent
A Lesson in Resilience and the Teachings of Poetry

Har­jo was the per­fect choice for the Mul­ti­Cul­tur­al Center’s Resilient Love series. To read her poet­ry, songs, mem­oirs, and plays is to under­stand how she nav­i­gates obsta­cles and ris­es above them.

May 24, 2023, Buckrail
Center for the Arts welcomes series of Native American art exhibits in June

The event with the U.S. Poet Lau­re­ate (20192022) and win­ner of the Pen USA Lit­er­ary Award for Non­fic­tion will take place on June 16 at 7 p.m. at The Cen­ter The­ater. Read more about this event! 

May 22, 2023, Shepherd
Listed on Shepherd: Discover the Best Books - An American Sunrise

Shep­herd author picks Har­jo’s An Amer­i­can Sun­rise as one of her favorite books. Read more and dis­cov­er great books on Shep­herd today.

May 16, 2023, Notes from America with Kai Wright
Joy Harjo and Native Stories

Before she was the 23rd U.S. Poet Lau­re­ate, Joy Harjo’s jour­ney as an artist began at a fed­er­al Indi­an board­ing school. She reveals an unex­pect­ed per­spec­tive about her experience.

May 15, 2023, Kirkus Reviews
Revisiting a Groundbreaking Book of Native Writing

A quar­ter-cen­tu­ry on, Rein­vent­ing the Enemy’s Lan­guage remains in print, con­sid­ered a clas­sic and wide­ly taught in Native Amer­i­can lit­er­a­ture classes.

April 29, 2023, Ms. Magazine
10 Revolutionary Women Poets in U.S. History and Present

Joy Har­jo among one of the Ten Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Women Poets in U.S. His­to­ry and Present

April 29, 2023, Pasatiempo
A Wing and a Play

Esteemed Uni­ver­si­ty of New Mex­i­co alum­na Joy Har­jo is bring­ing dra­ma to her alma mater.

April 21, 2023, The New York Times
What A U.S. Poet Laureate Wants to Pass Down

Joy Harjo’s work is root­ed in the Native com­mu­ni­ty, a respect that’s shared by the poet and writer Layli Long Soldier.

April 11, 2023, LitHub
Joy Harjo on Being a Poet and Witness to History

From Her Accep­tance Speech for the Ivan San­drof Life­time Achieve­ment Award at The Nation­al Book Crit­ics Cir­cle Awards