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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joy Harjo  

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Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILDREN Fiction Poetry



Illinois Connection

Harjo taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign from 2013 to 2016, and was connected to the university's American Indian Studies Program.

Biographical and Professional Information

Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee Creek Nation. In 2019, she was named the 23rd United States Poet Laureate. She currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Titles At Your Library


-- *Ruth Lily Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award, a PEN USA Literary Award, Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Fund Writers Award,