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August 31, 2021, Bustle
The Most Anticipated Books Of September 2021

Poet War­rior among Bustle’s most antic­i­pat­ed books of Sep­tem­ber 2021. Read more here

August 31, 2021, The Washington Post
Poet Warrior among WP's September Books to Read Now

The Wash­ing­ton Post lists Poet War­rior among its 10 Books To Read Now! 

August 24, 2021, Public Books
The Direction of Beginning

Harjo’s When the Light of the World Was Sub­dued, Our Songs Came Through is a gen­er­ous, well-craft­ed book. Teem­ing with con­tem­po­rary voic­es, ground­ed in how tra­di­tion lives, rather than what it was or how it was per­ceived, the anthol­o­gy undoes…

August 19, 2021, Barnes & Noble: B&N Reads
August 12, 2021, Free Think
NASA wants future humans to find this time capsule in space

Albert Ein­stein, poet Joy Har­jo, Mar­tin Luther King Jr., Yoko Ono, Carl Sagan, and The Bea­t­les all make an appear­ance on the gold­en plaque.

August 11, 2021, Business Insider
The first Indigenous poet laureate in US history reflects on her mission for equity for Native American people

August 9 marks the Inter­na­tion­al Day of the World’s Indige­nous Peo­ples. It’s an impor­tant time to reflect on Har­jo’s vision for rep­re­sen­ta­tion and equi­ty for Native Amer­i­cans in the US.

July 18, 2021, Mvskoke Media
Second Annual Honor Walk for Sacred Places

The Musco­gee Nation held a sec­ond annu­al Hon­or Walk June 21 to observe the 2021 Nation­al Day of Prayer to Pro­tect Native Amer­i­can Sacred Places. Guest speak­ers includ­ed US Poet Lau­re­ate Joy Har­jo, Prin­ci­pal Chief David Hill, Sec­ond Chief Del…

July 18, 2021, The Science Times
NASA's Lucy Spacecraft Will Bring a Plaque With Famous People Into Space

When NASA’s Lucy mis­sion to the Tro­jan aster­oids, a group of space rocks that share Jupiter’s orbit around the sun, starts in Octo­ber 2021, it will bring with it some inspired remarks from some very famous peo­ple. Read more here

July 15, 2021, Ploughshares
Mapmaking and Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry

Joy Harjo’s sig­na­ture project as the 23rd U.S. Poet Lau­re­ate is one of map­mak­ing: gath­er­ing poems by 47 Native Nations poets in a car­tog­ra­phy of voice. Review by Cyn­thia R. Wallace

July 15, 2021, World Literature Today
Living Nations, Living Words: Book Review

LIV­ING NATIONS, LIV­ING WORDS is a project con­ceived of and curat­ed by US Poet Lau­re­ate Joy Har­jo and spon­sored by the Library of Con­gress. Reviewed by Jeanet­ta Cal­houn Mish