Native Americans and the National Consciousness: Virtual Reading and Conversation with Joy Harjo


Monday, April 5, 2021, 6:00pm


Zoom Webinar

This program will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required.

Joy Harjo Poster

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Joy Harjo books are currently available at the Harvard Bookstore

The Harvard University Native American Program and the Harvard Art Museums present a reading and conversation with Joy Harjo, the 23rd poet laureate of the United States.

Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer, who is a member of the Mvskoke Nation and belongs to Oce Vpofv (Hickory Ground). The author of nine books of poetry, several plays and children’s books, and a memoir ("Crazy Brave"), she has received many honors, including the Ruth Lilly Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation, the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, a PEN USA Literary Award, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund Writers’ Award, a Rasmuson U.S. Artists Fellowship, two NEA fellowships, and a Guggenheim fellowship. Harjo is chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. She is executive editor of the forthcoming anthology "When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry," released in 2020. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow.

An Interview with Joy Harjo (Library of Congress)


Presented by:

Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP)

Co-Sponsored by:

American Repertory Theater

Committee on Degrees in History & Literature (FAS)

Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (FAS)

Division of Arts & Humanities (FAS)

Department of Anthropology (FAS)

Department of English (FAS)

Department of History of Art and Architecture (FAS)

Division of Social Science (FAS)

Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Office of the Dean

Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Business School - Office of the Dean

Harvard Divinity School - Office of the Dean

Harvard Extension School, Division of Continuing Education - Office of the Dean

Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences – Office of the Dean/

Harvard Graduate School of Design - Office of Dean

Harvard Library

Harvard Medical School - Office of the Dean

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Harvard School of Dental Medicine - Office of the Dean

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - Office of the Dean

Houghton Library

Jean Chall Reading Lab (HGSE)

Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (SEAS)

Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response

Peabody Museum of Archeology & Ethnology

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

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