Joy Harjo

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Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo in 2010
BornMay 9, 1951
Tulsa, Oklahoma
OccupationAuthor, Poet, Performer, Educator
NationalityMuscogee (Creek) Nation
GenresPoetry, Non-Fiction, Fiction
Literary movementNative American Renaissance
 
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Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo in 2010
BornMay 9, 1951
Tulsa, Oklahoma
OccupationAuthor, Poet, Performer, Educator
NationalityMuscogee (Creek) Nation
GenresPoetry, Non-Fiction, Fiction
Literary movementNative American Renaissance

Joy Harjo (born May 9, 1951) is a Native American poet, musician, and author. She is often cited as playing a formidable role in the second wave of what critic Kenneth Lincoln has coined the Native American Renaissance.

Known primarily as a poet, Harjo has also taught at the college level, played alto saxophone with a band called Poetic Justice, edited literary journals, and written screenplays.

Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and is of Cherokee descent. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.

In 1995, Harjo received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas.[1]

In 2002, Harjo received the PEN Open Book Award, formerly known as the Beyond Margins Award for A Map to the Next World: Poetry and Tales

In January of 2013, Harjo will join the faculty of the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[2]

Contents

Bibliography

Poetry

As Editor

Memoir

Children's Literature

Discography

Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo and Poetic Justice

Awards

2000s

1990s

1980s

1970s

Others

See Also

Notes

References

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