Critically-acclaimed indigenous poet Joy Harjo discussed her work with David Lucas. 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. Lucas was Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio and lecturer in the Department of English.
THIS EVENT WAS PART OF THE 2021 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: IDENTITY.
Click HERE for Joy Harjo's website.
Click HERE for Dave Lucas' faculty page.