An Evening with Joy Harjo

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This visit is hosted in partnership with Humanities Kansas, the Lawrence Public Library, Haskell Indian Nations University, KU’s Hall Center for the Humanities, and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

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 Exec­u­tive Edi­tor of the anthol­o­gy When the Light of the World was Sub­dued, Our Songs Came Through — A Nor­ton Anthol­o­gy of Native Nations Poet­ry and the editor of Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry, the companion anthology to her signature Poet Laureate project.  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.

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