CANCELLED BY THE SPEAKER DUE TO AN UNFORSEEN EMERGENCY
JOY HARJO’S VISIT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR 2020
[THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED]
Critically-acclaimed Indigenous poet Joy Harjo discusses her work with poet Sarah Gridley, Associate Professor in the Department of English, and Advocate Susan Dominguez, SAGES Teaching Fellow. Harjo, a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation, is the author of several books of poetry, as well as collections of interviews and conversations, children’s books, and collaborative art texts. She is the 23rd U.S. poet laureate and the first Native American poet to serve in that position. Among her many honors, Harjo has received the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction, the American Book Award, and the Jackson Poetry Prize. A renowned musician, Harjo performs with her saxophone nationally and internationally, solo and with her band, the Arrow Dynamics.
About the Speaker:
Joy Harjo’s nine books of poetry include An American Sunrise, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems, and She Had Some Horses. Harjo’s memoir Crazy Brave won several awards, including the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the American Book Award. She is the recipient of the Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation for Lifetime Achievement, the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets for proven mastery in the art of poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the United States Artist Fellowship. In 2014 she was inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. A renowned musician, Harjo performs with her saxophone nationally and internationally, solo and with her band, the Arrow Dynamics. She has five award-winning CDs of music including the award-winning album Red Dreams, A Trail Beyond Tears and Winding Through the Milky Way, which won a Native American Music Award for Best Female Artist of the Year in 2009. Harjo’s latest is a book of poetry from Norton, An American Sunrise. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.