July 14, 2020, The New York Times
After a Trail of Tears, Justice for Indian Country
“From my elders, I learned that justice is sometimes seven generations away or more — and inevitable.”
June 17, 2020, PEN America
Into the Streets: Writers Recommend Books of Protest
As protest rights are threatened around the country, as documented in the new PEN America report Arresting Dissent, we turn to books that demonstrate the power and importance of taking action and speaking out against racism, oppression, censorship, and…
June 12, 2020, The New York Times
The Poems That Poets Turn To in a Time of Strife
Joy Harjo, along with fifteen poets, tell us about the verses and books they are reading, or that they hope others seek out. Read here
May 22, 2020, Poetry Society of America
Dean Rader on Harjo's "Perhaps the World Ends Here"
Poet Dean Rader reflects on the poem he turns to in difficult times: Joy Harjo’s “Perhaps the World Ends Here.” Read more at Poetry Society of America.
May 20, 2020, Indian Country Today
Poetry reminds us we're all connected
An interview for Indian Country Today about Joy’s second term Poet Laureateship
May 20, 2020, Sugar Calling - A NYTimes Podcast
I Release You, Fear
Cheryl Strayed talks with the poet Joy Harjo about beauty, prophecies, and listening to your spiritual council.
May 19, 2020, Tulsa World
Tulsa's Joy Harjo talks Second Term as U.S. Poet Laureate, Quarantine
Joy Harjo talks to Tulsa World about her Second Term appointment and writing during the quarantine.
May 01, 2020, Vanity Fair
Why Poetry Is Having a Moment Amid the Global Quarantine
The poem is enjoying a bump in cultural relevance as the world sits at home and considers its surroundings. Why your timeline is possibly suddenly sprinkled with verse.
April 30, 2020, The Library of Congress
U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Appointed for a Second Term
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has appointed Joy Harjo to serve a second term as the nation’s 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2020 – 2021. During her second term, Harjo will launch a new Library of Congress collection and online…
April 30, 2020, The New York Times
Joy Harjo Appointed Second Term as U.S. Poet Laureate
Joy Harjo has been appointed to a second term as the nation’s poet laureate, the Library of Congress announced on Thursday. The first Native American to hold the position, Harjo will be developing an interactive map of contemporary Native poets…