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On June 19, 2019, Joy Harjo was named 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States. Joy is the first Native American to be named to this position.
Edited by Joy Harjo, An Anthology of Native Nations Poetry
An American Sunrise: Poems by
Call Number: PS3558.A62423 A64 2019
Publication Date: 2019
In this stunning collection, Joy Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where the Mvskoke people, including her own ancestors, were forcibly displaced.
Soul Talk, Song Language: Conversations with Joy Harjo by
Call Number: Ebook. Click the title to read
Publication Date: 2013
In these conversations, Harjo takes us on a journey into her identity as a woman and an artist, poised between poetry and music, encompassing tribal heritage and reassessments and comparisons with the American cultural patrimony.
Crazy Brave: A Memoir by
Call Number: PS3558 A62423 Z46 2012
Publication Date: 2013
In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo details her journey to becoming a poet.
She Had Some Horses by
Call Number: PS3558 .A62423 S5 2006
Publication Date: 2005
In this powerful collection of poetry, Creek Indian Joy Harjo explores womanhood's most intimate moments. Harjo's prose speaks of women's despair, of their imprisonment and ruin at the hands of men and society, but also of their awakenings, power, and love.
How We Became Human by
Call Number: PS3558.A62423 H69 2004x
Publication Date: 2004
This collection gathers poems from throughout Joy Harjo's twenty-eight-year career, beginning in 1973 in the age marked by the takeover at Wounded Knee and the rejuvenation of indigenous cultures in the world through poetry and music.
The Spiral of Memory: Interviews by
Call Number: PS3558.A62423 Z466 1996
Publication Date: 1995
The Spiral of Memory gathers conversations in which Harjo has articulated her singular yet universal perspective on the world and her poetry.
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky by
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Publication Date: 1994
The author draws on her Native American heritage to offer poems combining elements of storytelling, prayer, and song.
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