It’s been a busy summer and fall for U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. In just the few months since her historic appointment announcement, Joy has been featured in virtually every major news outlet, as well as in outlets with ties to her local and regional communities; released her newest poetry collection, An American Sunrise; has been traveling the country for readings and speaking engagements; and, of course, gave her inaugural reading as poet laureate here at the Library of Congress on September 19.
And in the midst of all of this much-deserved media swirl and celebration of Joy’s appointment as our first Native American laureate, Oprah called.
This Sunday, October 6, at 11 a.m. ET/PT, you can tune in to watch Oprah Winfrey talk with Joy Harjo on the newest SuperSoul Sunday episode. The two will discuss Harjo’s life, her career as an award-winning poet, and her newest book, An American Sunrise. The episode will air on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and will stream at the same time on both Oprah’s Facebook page and the SuperSoul Sunday Facebook page. Additionally, the interview will be available on Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast on Wednesday, October 9.
Take a first look at Oprah’s conversation with Joy, and enjoy a few more advance clips of Sunday’s episode: Watch Joy chat about what being named “America’s poet” means to her, how she realized poetry was her calling, and how she responds to being called a “seer and a mystic.”
Tune in Sunday for what will surely be a riveting conversation between Oprah Winfrey and Joy Harjo—certainly the first U.S. poet laureate to sit in Oprah’s garden for SuperSoul Sunday!