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Joy Harjo

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Bio

Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is serving her second term as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States. The author of nine books of poetry, including the highly acclaimed An American Sunrise, several plays and children's books, and two memoirs, Crazy Brave and Poet Warrior, her many honors include the Ruth Lily Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award, two NEA fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. As a musician and performer, Harjo has produced seven award-winning music albums including her newest, I Pray for My Enemies. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Board of Directors Chair of the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, and is the first Artist-in-Residence for Tulsa's Bob Dylan Center. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Joy Harjo Books

Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years book cover

Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years

Joy Harjo
Mankiller Poems book cover

Mankiller Poems

Wilma Mankiller
Poet Warrior: A Memoir book cover

Poet Warrior: A Memoir

Joy Harjo
Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry book cover

Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry

Joy Harjo
When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry book cover

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

Joy Harjo
An American Sunrise: Poems book cover

An American Sunrise: Poems

Joy Harjo
Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light book cover

Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light

Joy Harjo
Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems book cover

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems

Joy Harjo
Soul Talk, Song Language book cover

Soul Talk, Song Language

Joy Harjo
Crazy Brave: A Memoir book cover

Crazy Brave: A Memoir

Joy Harjo
Women of Color Pray book cover

Women of Color Pray

Christal M. Jackson
She Had Some Horses: Poems book cover

She Had Some Horses: Poems

Joy Harjo
Winter in the Blood book cover

Winter in the Blood

James Welch
How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems 1975-2002 book cover

How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems 1975-2002

Joy Harjo
A Map to the Next World: Poems and Tales book cover

A Map to the Next World: Poems and Tales

Joy Harjo
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: Poems book cover

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: Poems

Joy Harjo
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