Toward a Place of Poetry

Muscogee (Creek) poet Joy Harjo has been on the move.

Since being named U.S. Poet Laureate in June 2019, the author has only been able to touch down briefly in Tulsa, her hometown, before being called elsewhere to speak or give a reading.

This whirlwind came on the tails of publishing her ninth collection of poetry, “An American Sunrise.” Harjo also will be recognized as the 2020 Saidie Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tulsa Chapter of Association for Women in Communications annual Newsmakers luncheon later this year.

A work that intimately connects the past to the present, “An American Sunrise” addresses how her existence is linked to the Creek Trail of Tears.

Read More at TulsaPeople, article by Mason Whitehorn Powell, March 25, 2020