Media: Interviews, Reviews, Articles

November 11, 2020, LA Review of Books
America Starts Here: On "When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through" by Dean Rader

2020 WORKED HARD to be one of the worst years in recent mem­o­ry, but for read­ers of Native Amer­i­can lit­er­a­ture, this era is prov­ing to be among the most excit­ing in the his­to­ry of Indige­nous writ­ing, espe­cial­ly for poetry.

November 10, 2020, Brainerd Dispatch
Verse Like Water presents U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo in virtual event

Fam­i­ly foun­da­tion donates more than a thou­sand copies of Joy Har­jo’s book An Amer­i­can Sun­rise” to indige­nous stu­dents across Minnesota. 

November 06, 2020
October 26, 2020, AP News
'The books that help her through' Oprah suggests seven

Win­frey is call­ing her choic­es The Books That Help Me Through,” works she val­ues for their abil­i­ty to com­fort, inspire, and enlight­en.” Oprah’s list includes the anthol­o­gy edit­ed by U.S. poet lau­re­ate Joy Har­jo, When the Light of the World…

October 20, 2020
Chief Seattle Club 50th Year Celebration

Wednes­day, Octo­ber 21, 12:30 pm PST

Unit­ed States Poet Lau­re­ate Joy Har­joP­re­sent­ing US Poet Lau­re­ate Joy Har­jo (Mvskoke/​Creek Nation) in a live stream­ing event fol­lowed by an inter­view by com­mu­ni­ty and arts influ­encer Tra­cy Rec­tor (Choctaw/​Seminole/​Black) and audience…

October 15, 2020, National Endowment for the Arts
NEA Announces An American Sunrise selected for 2021 BIG READ

Wash­ing­ton, DC—The Nation­al Endow­ment for the Arts, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Arts Mid­west, announced today that guide­lines are now avail­able for non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions inter­est­ed in apply­ing for a grant to hold an NEA Big Read project between Sep­tem­ber 2021 and…

October 12, 2020, Montana Public Radio
October 09, 2020, PBS News Hour
Joy Harjo on how a new Native poetry anthology fills a gap in American literature

Joy Har­jo inter­viewed for PBS News Hour about the new Nor­ton anthol­o­gy, When the Light of the World Was Sub­dued, Our Songs Came Through. 

October 07, 2020, The Daily Free Press - Boston University
U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo speaks on poetry and spirituality

Joy Har­jo, a mem­ber of the Musco­gee Nation, is the first Native Amer­i­can poet lau­re­ate of the Unit­ed States. The poet spoke to the Boston Uni­ver­si­ty School of The­ol­o­gy Sun­day about the inter­sec­tions of poet­ry, spir­i­tu­al­i­ty and social jus­tice. Read…

October 01, 2020, The Oakland Press
National Book Festival turns Virtual

The Library of Con­gress’ Nation­al Book Fes­ti­val goes online this year, Cel­e­brat­ing Amer­i­can Inge­nu­ity” from Fri­day through Sun­day, Sept. 25 – 27.

September 30, 2020, Tulsa World
September 26, 2020, The New Yorker Podcast
Joy Harjo Reads Sandra Cisneros

Joy Har­jo joins Kevin Young to dis­cuss Still-Life with Pota­toes, Pearls, Raw Meat, Rhine­stones, Lard, and Horse Hooves,” by San­dra Cisneros/