Media: Interviews, Reviews, Articles

January 27, 2021, The Quarantine Tapes Podcast
The Quarantine Tapes 153: Joy Harjo

Paul Hold­en­gräber is joined by poet Joy Har­jo on episode 153 of The Quar­an­tine Tapes. Joy and Paul dis­cuss the rela­tion­ship between dif­fer­ent art forms as Joy talks about her poet­ry, music, and paint­ing practices.

January 27, 2021, Library Journal
Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Names Libraries as Early Influence

The ALA President’s Pro­gram at the Amer­i­can Library Asso­ci­a­tion Vir­tu­al Mid­win­ter Meet­ing 2021 fea­tured U.S. Poet Lau­re­ate Joy Har­jo in con­ver­sa­tion with fel­low poet and mem­oirist Jill Bialosky, an exec­u­tive edi­tor at W. W. Norton.

January 25, 2021, American Libraries
Our Songs Came Through

US Poet Lau­re­ate Joy Har­jo head­lined the Jan­u­ary 24 President’s Pro­gram at the 2021 Mid­win­ter Meet­ing & Exhibits Virtual. 

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.