Joy Harjo, Muscogee Creek poet, musician and performer will be speaking and sharing some of her works as a Native writer on March 2, at 7:00PM. The event will be in Recital Hall at the Communications Building at The Evergreen State College.
Parking is $2.00.
Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation. Her seven books of poetry, which includes such well-known titles as How We Became Human- New and Selected Poems, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, and She Had Some Horses have garnered many awards. These include the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas; and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. For A Girl Becoming, a young adult/coming of age book, was released in 2009 and is Harjo’s most recent publication.
Her work is politically insightful and visionary, and speaks to what humans need to do to live in harmony and protect the planet and have good relations with one another and the natural world. She has earned her reputation as one of the finest American and Native American writers because she has the ability to talk with such insight about the human condition.
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