Joy Harjo


Joy Harjo, member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is the author of nine books of poetry, including her recent, An American Sunrise. Just released is When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through, A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry 2020. She has been honored with the Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation, the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her memoir Crazy Brave won the PEN USA Literary Award. Her next memoir, Poet Warrior, A Call for Love and Justice will be published in the fall of 2021. A new album of music, This Morning I Pray for My Enemies, will be released by Sunyata Records Spring 2021. In 2019 she was appointed the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate and was reappointed to a second term. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow.