Next on the @PBSAmerMasters Podcast, Joy Harjo — the first Native American Poet Laureate of the U.S. — talks about the transcendent nature of language and our human origins as storytellers. Listen: #AmericanMastersPBS
“What an opportunity, a doorway for Native people,” says Joy Harjo on being the first Native American poet laureate.
This past summer, intern Marni had the opportunity to dive in to Native American literature. From 19th c. Christian bibles written in native languages to contemporary authors like Joy Harjo, more about @SmithsonianNMAI Library: #IndigenousPeoplesDay
Joy Harjo, America’s first Native American Poet laureate, is a mystic with simple yet profound ideas on how we can heal as a nation. Watch our @SuperSoul Sunday this Sunday 10/6 at 11|10c on @OWNTV & Facebook. Or listen to the podcast “SuperSoul Conversations” this Wednesday 10/9.
NEWS: @LibnOfCongress Carla Hayden today appointed Joy Harjo as the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate, the first Native American to serve in the position. "Words are powerful & can make change when understanding appears impossible."
Joy Harjo'>Poet Joy Harjo — a member of the Muskogee Creek Nation — has become the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate. "You hit words together with rhythm and sound quality and fierce playfulness," she says, calling her poetry a kind of music.