November 27, 2020 – Joy Harjo is only the second person to be appointed to a third term as the nation’s poet laureate. She was also the first-ever Native American appointed to the post. In this discussion and performance from fall of 2019, Harjo reads her poem “Indian School Night Song Blues.” Harjo went to school at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and attended the University of New Mexico.
Guest: Joy Harjo, National Poet Laureate
New National Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Interview
Let There Be No Regrets Reading
For Earth’s Grandsons (And Granddaughters) Reading
For Calling the Spirit Back From Wandering the Earth in its Human Feet Reading
Bourbon and Blues (for T.C. Cannon) Reading
Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Performs “How To Write a Poem in a Time of War”