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.

  • An oil painting of mesas and bluffs
    Winter Sun, 2017, oil on wood panel, by Kay WalkingStick. Courtesy of the artist and June Kelly Gallery Bless this land from the top of its head to the bottom of its feet        F...
  • The cover to Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings by Joy Harjo
    New York. W.W. Norton. 2015. 160 pages. This is not merely a book of poetry. These are instructions for the soul, a song to lead the reader home. With Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings...

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