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An Afternoon Chat with Joy Harjo, Performer, Writer and Poet of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The 23rd United States Poet Laureate and 2023 Winner of Yale’s Bollingen Prize for American Poetry

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Join this lyrical meditation about the why of writing poetry, led by United States Poet Laureate and winner of the 2022 Academy of American Poets Leadership Award, Joy Harjo. This discussion of her most recent memoir, Catching Light, will guide us in examining the power of words and how poetry summons us toward justice and healing. From the thorough study of Harjo’s life as a youth in the 1960s to a single mother and a champion of Native nations, this book offers a fresh understanding of how poetry functions as an expression of purpose, spirit, community, and memory.


November 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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