Media: Interviews, Reviews, Articles

August 31, 2020, Indian Country Today
Pop culture artists team with educators for Native lessons

With class­room edu­ca­tion in dis­ar­ray due to pan­dem­ic shut­downs, Illu­mi­Na­tive, a non­prof­it found­ed by Crys­tal Echo Hawk, of Echo Hawk Con­sult­ing, and a group of respect­ed Native artists includ­ing Bunky Echo-Hawk, Gregg Deal and Jared Yazz­ie have teamed up to…

August 31, 2020, The Oklahoman
Women of the Century

Joy Har­jo list­ed as one of the 10 most inspir­ing Okla­homa women of the cen­tu­ry, along with Wilma Mankiller and Reba McIn­tyre. Read more here!

August 31, 2020, WNYC - The Brian Lehrer Show
August 31, 2020, Albuquerque Journal
Groundbreaking anthology of Native American poetry covers a broad arc of time, cultures and traditions

A lit­er­ary mile­stone is occur­ring this week – the pub­li­ca­tion of the first com­pre­hen­sive anthol­o­gy of Native poetry.

The book car­ries this lyri­cal title – When the Light of the World was Sub­dued, Our Songs Came Through.” Read the full sto­ry here

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.