Harjo, Joy, 1951-

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Joy Harjo (born Joy Foster, on May 9, 1951, Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a poet, musician, and author. She is a member of the Muscogee Nation. She studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, completed her undergraduate degree at University of New Mexico in 1976, and earned an M.F.A. at the University of Iowa in its Creative Writing Program.

In 2019, Harjo was named the United States Poet Laureate. She is the first Native American to be so appointed. She is also the second United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to serve three terms.

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referencedIn David Dunaway Writing the Southwest research and recordings, 1976-2005 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn Haines, Cynthia Farah, 1949-. Cynthia Farah Writers of the Southwest Photograph Collection [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Christopher Felver Photograph Collection, 2008-2009 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn Jordan, June, 1936-2002. Videotape collection of June Jordan [videorecording]. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Records of, Sojourner, (inclusive), (bulk), 1920-2004, 1975-2002 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Felver, Christopher, 1946-. Christopher Felver Photograph Collection [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Jordan, June, 1936-2002. Papers, 1936-2002 (inclusive), 1954-2002 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Smith, Annick, 1936-. Annick Smith papers, 1940-2000and undated. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Harjo, Joy : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Lee Marmon Pictorial Collection, 1936-2010 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn Annick Smith Papers, R 9. 1., 1940-2000 and undated Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University,
referencedIn Cynthia Farah Writers of the Southwest Photograph Collection, 1980-1988 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn James Welch papers, 1889-2006, 1960-2003 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Welch, James, 1940-. James Welch papers, 1889-2006 (bulk 1960-2003). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Harjo, Joy. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1994. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Felver, Christopher, 1946-. Christopher Felver Photograph Collection [electronic resource]. The Heard Museum Library
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith Dunaway, David King. person
associatedWith Farah, Cynthia, 1949- person
associatedWith Felver, Christopher, 1946- person
associatedWith Haines, Cynthia Farah, 1949- person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Institute of American Indian Arts corporateBody
associatedWith Jordan, June, 1936-2002. person
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associatedWith Marmon, Lee person
memberOf Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Annick, 1936- person
associatedWith Smith, Annick, 1936- person
correspondedWith Sojourner (Cambridge, Mass.) corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf University of New Mexico. corporateBody
associatedWith Welch, James, 1940- person
associatedWith Welch, James, 1945- person
associatedWith Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). corporateBody
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Tulsa OK US
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Birth 1951-05-09

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