31 Mar Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo is the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States. Appointed in June 2019, she is the first Native American to serve in that position. A member of the Mvskoke Nation, Harjo belongs to Oce Vpofv (Hickory Ground). She is a musician and has written three plays including her one-woman show Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light: A Play by Joy Harjo and a Circle of Responses. Harjo, who has taught at many prestigious writing programs, won the PEN USA Literary Award in Creative Non-Fiction and the American Book Award for her memoir, Crazy Brave.