The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums recently presented one of its Guardians of Culture and Lifeways International Awards to the Library of Congress and Harjo for “Living Nations, Living Words,” her signature project as the nation’s first Native American poet laureate.
This interview with Joan Naviyuk Kane was conducted in 2018 as part of the Poetry and Literature Center’s online Interview Series. The series featured emerging and established literary writers in dynamic and thought-provoking conversation. Though the series is no longer active, From the Catbird Seat is reprinting these interviews to bring them new light.
Two new billboards featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo in Duluth, Minnesota, have had a strong and positive impact on the community's BIPOC community, especially its youth. "It shows all of us that we can one day become a U.S. Poet Laureate or a nationally-known artist who people literally look up to."
Poet Craig Santos Perez reflects on the event he organized for the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival in October, which featured four Pacific Islander poets from Poet Laureate Joy Harjo's signature project, "Living Nations, Living Words."
Poet Jennifer Elise Foerster reflects on the reading and conversation course she led this fall, which explored the poetry of many of today’s Native Nations poets through Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s signature project, “Living Nations, Living Words.”
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Manuscript Division curator Barbara Bair explores the life and work of poet and writer Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, known as the first major Native American woman writer in English.