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An Evening with Joy Harjo

Humanities Kansas welcomed Joy Harjo for an online presentation on February 23, 2022, at 7:00pm in partnership with Haskell Indian Nations University, the Lawrence Public Library, and the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas.

Joy Harjo is the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States and is the first Native American to hold the title. A citizen of the Muscogee (Mvskoke) Creek Nation, Harjo is the author of nine books of poetry, including the highly acclaimed An American Sunrise, several plays and children's books, and two memoirs, Crazy Brave and Poet Warrior, her many honors include the Ruth Lily Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award, two NEA fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Read more about the event in "Soul Talk: Joy Harjo Comes to Haskell," an article by Eric P. Anderson, Professor of History and Indigenous & American History Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University.

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An Evening with Joy Harjo is part of the Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative, a partnership between the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Federation of State Humanities Councils to support public programming that explores the role of humanities and journalism in fostering a more informed citizenry. 

Local partners include Haskell Indian Nations University, the Lawrence Public Library Friends and Foundation, the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas, the Raven Book Store, and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

 

 

 

 

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