Joy Harjo, Reading by U.S. Poet Laureate
In conversation with Beth Piatote
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
5:30 – 7:00pm PDT
This event will be online. Register for the livestream here.
During this time of crisis, poetry is more vital than ever. Join us online on April 22 for an evening of reading and conversation with Joy Harjo, the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate, as she responds to ARC’s Poetry & the Senses theme of “emergency” on Earth Day 2020. Joy is the first Native American to hold the US Poet Laureate position. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joy Harjo is an internationally known award-winning poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke people/Muscogee Creek Nation. She will be in conversation with Beth Piatote, writer and associate professor of Native American Studies at UC Berkeley. This reading is free and open to the public and available live captioned and live streamed.
Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and Engaging the Senses Foundation, with additional support from the English and Ethnic Studies Departments, the Native American Studies Program, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the Center for Race & Gender