Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Friday, April 17, 1998
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:00pm

Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (or Creek) Tribe. Her books of poetry include the award-winning In Mad Love and War (Wesleyan University Press); She Had Some Horses (Thunder’s Mouth Press); Secrets from the Center of the World (with Stephen Strom, University of Arizona Press); and The Woman Who Fell From The Sky ( W.W. Norton). Other publications include The Spiral of Memory (University of Michigan, Poets on Poets Series) and Reinventing the Enemy’s Language, Contemporary Native Womens’ Writings of North America (edited with Gloria Bird). She has received the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Delmore Schwartz Award, The American Indian Distinguished Achievement Award, as well as two NEA Creative Writing fellowships and a Witter Bynner Grant for Poetry. Joy Harjo also performs her poetry and plays saxophone with her band Poetic Justice. She is a professor at the University of New Mexico.