Joy Harjo Reading and Book Signing - RESCHEDULED

The School of Arts & Letters will welcome Joy Harjo, internationally renowned musician, performer, and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States (2019-2022), and 1st Native American Poet Laureate, to present on September 26, 2023, at 11:30am on the Macon Campus.

Harjo is also the 2022 winner of the National Book Critic Circle's Ivan Sandroff Lifetime Achievement Award. Recognizing her three terms as the US Poet Laureate and as “a leading voice for Native American communities on and off the page,” the NBCC praised Harjo’s work in “harnessing the traditions of the Muscogee Nation and the vast landscape of her limitless imagination.”

Harjo has recently been named the winner of Yale’s 2023 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry. The Bollingen Prize is awarded biennially by Yale University Library through Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library to an American poet for the best book published during the previous two years or for lifetime achievement in poetry. 

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