The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will host “A Conversation with Joy Harjo” Oct. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom B.
Harjo, a critically acclaimed Indigenous poet, will discuss her work with poet Sarah Gridley, associate professor in the Department of English, and advocate Susan Dominguez, SAGES teaching fellow.
Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation and is the author of several books of poetry, as well as collections of interviews and conversations, children’s books, and collaborative art texts. She is the 23rd U.S. poet laureate and the first Native American poet to serve in that position.
Among her many honors, Harjo has received the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction, the American Book Award and the Jackson Poetry Prize.
A renowned musician, Harjo performs with her saxophone nationally and internationally, both solo and with her band, the Arrow Dynamics.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration requested.