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April 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted online. Register below.


Join Joy Harjo, internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, for a virtual event where she will discuss her project, Living Nations, Living Words.


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About the speaker:

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: A Call for Love and Justice, 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 six award-winning music albums including her newest, I Pray for My Enemies (Sunyata Records). 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 holds a Tulsa Artist Fellowship. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This event is supported by this year’s Creative Thought Forum series sponsors, a Board Discretionary Grant of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and by the event’s media partner, the Academy of American Poets.