Poet Laureate Joy Harjo to speak

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Arts and Letters | February 16, 2021

Joy Harjo, the 23rd poet laureate of the United States and the first Native American to hold the position, will speak at Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Feb. 22. The online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

An Evening with Joy Harjo is presented by Multicultural Student Programs and Services, the new Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience and the Native American Student Association of Notre Dame. The event is part of the University’s Walk the Walk Week, which runs Feb. 22-28.

Harjo, of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, is an internationally renowned poet, musician, performer and writer. She is the author of nine books of poetry, several plays and children's books and two memoirs, “Crazy Brave” and “Poet Warrior: A Call for Love and Justice.” 

Harjo is the 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, an interactive story map and audio collection featuring Native Nations poets. 

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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