Joy Harjo


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Joy Harjo (Mvskoke) has published eight books of poetry, including her latest collection, An American Sunrise. She has also published a memoir, Crazy Brave; children’s books including For a Girl Becoming; and the play Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light. She has also produced several award-winning music albums including Winding Through the Milky Way. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and was recently named the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow.

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