Media: Interviews, Reviews, Articles

August 02, 2019, The Jitney
Joy Interviewed on The Jitney

Joy Har­jo is a world trea­sure, rare and for­mi­da­ble amongst poets writ­ing today, with a voice equal parts wise woman, jazz, rain, and earth. Her col­lect­ed poems bring togeth­er the full range of her work, an impres­sive spec­trum of word…

August 01, 2019, World Literature Today
In Mad Love and War nominated in The WLT Readers’ Poll

Ear­li­er this sum­mer, the edi­tors of WLT invit­ed more than two dozen writ­ers to nom­i­nate one book, pub­lished since 1969, that most influ­enced their extralit­er­ary com­mit­ments, along with a brief state­ment explain­ing their choice.

As the book’s title asserts, In Mad…

July 25, 2019, BBC
An American Sunrise included in Ten books to read this August

Har­jo, new­ly named US Poet Lau­re­ate, begins her radi­ant new col­lec­tion with poems about the 1830 Trail of Tears. Led by Mon­ah­wee, her grand­fa­ther of six gen­er­a­tions back, her Musco­gee Creek Nation fore­bears were dri­ven away like live­stock at gunpoint”…

May 26, 2019, Shenandoah
Joy Harjo Interview in Shenandoah

Joy Har­jo inter­viewed at Wash­ing­ton and Lee University.

March 14, 2019, VIDA Voices & Views
Joy Harjo VIDA Voices & Views Interview

In this episode of VIDA Voic­es and Views, pro­duced by R. J. Jef­freys, Melis­sa Stud­dard speaks with cel­e­brat­ed poet, author, musi­cian, and play­wright, Joy Har­jo, who talks about top­ics rang­ing from sources of inspi­ra­tion to the pow­er of lan­guage to…

February 10, 2019, EarthTalk
Joy Harjo Interviewed on Earth Talk — Podcast

Native Voice Joy Har­jo Draws On Trib­al Myth & His­to­ry In Cel­e­brat­ing Nature

December 12, 2018, BOMB
Joy Harjo Interview by Sherwin Bitsui from BOMB

Raised in White Cone, Ari­zona, on the Nava­jo Reser­va­tion, Sher­win Bit­sui is a poet and visu­al artist based in New Mex­i­co, where he teach­es at the Insti­tute of Amer­i­can Indi­an Arts. Shift­ing, puls­ing, flood­ing with images in motion, as well…

June 27, 2018
“A Delta In The Skin” by Joy Harjo wins the Camaiore International Award

A won­der­ful piece of news! The Pas­sigli edi­tion of Un delta nel­la pelle won one of the most impor­tant poet­ry prizes – IL PRE­MIO CAMAIOR!

April 18, 2018, The University of Arizona Poetry Center
1508: A look back at our Climate Change + Poetry series

Around a year and a half ago, we invit­ed eight of our favorite con­tem­po­rary poets to Tuc­son to talk with us about cli­mate change and poet­ry. We wrote to Aracelis Gir­may, Bren­da Hill­man, Bri­an Teare, Camille…

April 16, 2018, WUNC Public Radio
WUNC Public Radio Interview with Joy Harjo

Bring­ing Tra­di­tion­al Themes Into Con­tem­po­rary Writing