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November 19, 2020, PBS Newshour
Joy Harjo will serve a rare third term as U.S. Poet Laureate

Joy Har­jo, the first Native Amer­i­can poet to serve as U.S. poet lau­re­ate, has been reap­point­ed to a rare third term by the Library of Congress.

November 19, 2020, USA Today
United States poet laureate Joy Harjo to serve third 1-year term, Library of Congress announces

U.S. poet lau­re­ate Joy Har­jo will serve a third, one-year term and has launched an online project that cel­e­brates Native Amer­i­can poets around the country.

Her reap­point­ment was announced Thurs­day by the Library of Congress…

November 19, 2020, Oprah Magazine
Oprah Lists "31 Native American Authors to Read Right Now"

Joy Har­jo, among 30 oth­ers, list­ed by Joy Har­jo as one of the 31 Native Amer­i­can authors to read right now. 

November 19, 2020
Joy Harjo Announced as Third Term U.S. Poet Laureate
Librar­i­an of Con­gress Car­la Hay­den appoint­ed Joy Har­jo as the 23rd Poet Lau­re­ate Con­sul­tant in Poet­ry to the Library of Con­gress on June 19, 2019. Har­jo was reap­point­ed to a sec­ond term on April 30, 2020, and a third term on Nov. 192020
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…