MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021 AT 6 PM EDT
New Hampshire Humanities is thrilled to invite the public to an evening with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, on Monday, May 3rd, at 6pm via Zoom. Harjo will share a poetry reading and discussion of her work, followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience. This presentation is free and open to the public, but guests must register in advance at:
About Joy Harjo: Appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate in 2019, and the first Native American to hold the position, Harjo is an internationally acclaimed poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation.
Grammy award-winning musician Paul Winter says, “Joy Harjo is a poet of music just as she is a poet of words.” She is the author of nine books of poetry and two memoirs.Her many writing awards include the 2019 Jackson Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the Judges Citation of which declares, “Harjo’s work speaks not only to the world we live in, but to the unseen world that moves through us, the thread that has connected us all from the start…. Harjo’s poems embody a rich physicality and movement; they begin in the ear and the eye, they go on to live and hum inside the body…. Throughout her luminous and substantial body of work, there is a sense of timelessness, of ongoingness, of history repeating; these are poems that hold us up to the truth and insist we pay attention.”