Media: Interviews, Reviews, Articles

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

July 02, 2021, Publisher's Weekly
Starred Review: Poet Warrior: A Memoir

Poet War­rior: A Mem­oir receives a Starred Review in Pub­lish­er’s Week­ly! Read more here

June 26, 2021, Sierra: A Magazine of the Sierra Club
Joy Harjo Maps Native Nations Through Poetry

Poet Esther Belin reviews Har­jo’s Liv­ing Nations, Liv­ing Words for Sier­ra

June 24, 2021, The Paris Review
Every Poem Has Ancestors

In an excerpt from her forth­com­ing mem­oir Poet War­rior, Joy Har­jo recalls how Momaday’s poem The Delight Song of Tsoai-Talee” inspired her to begin writ­ing poet­ry. Read here

June 24, 2021, Artisan Music Reviews
I Pray for My Enemy: Album Review

It is time to open the heart and the spir­it.” Review by R J Lan­nan, Arti­san Music Reviews

June 22, 2021, The New York Times
New & Noteworthy Poetry, From First Peoples to Posthumous Ashbery

New & Note­wor­thy: LIV­ING NATIONS, LIV­ING WORDS: An Anthol­o­gy of First Peo­ples Poet­ry, edit­ed by Joy Har­jo. (Nor­ton, paper, $15.) Har­jo, a mem­ber of the Musco­gee Nation, is the first Native Amer­i­can to serve as U.S. poet lau­re­ate; this anthology…

June 17, 2021, Albuquerque Journal
June 13, 2021, Red Lake Nation News
June 12, 2021, OPB.org
Literary Arts: The Archive Project

On this episode of Lit­er­ary Arts: The Archive Project,” we fea­ture poet Joy Har­jo. Har­jo became the first Native Amer­i­can Poet Lau­re­ate of the Unit­ed States when she was appoint­ed in 2019, and is cur­rent­ly serv­ing her third term in…