Poetry at Beinecke Library

Poet Joy Harjo Reading: April 9th

Posted in Poetry at Yale, Readings at Beinecke, Readings at Yale by beineckepoetry on March 25, 2008

Please join us for a poetry reading by poet Joy Harjo on Wednesday, April 9th, at  4 pm, at the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street (please note venue change). This event is co-sponsored by the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Library and the Native American Cultural Center at Yale. The reading is free and open to the public.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, poet Joy Harjo is an enrolled member of the Muskogee Tribe. She is the author of many collections of poetry, including How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems, A Map to the Next World: Poems, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, which received the Oklahoma Book Arts Award, and In Mad Love and War, which received an American Book Award. She has received the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, the American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund Writer’s Award, the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship.

 

For more information about Joy Harjo and examples of her work visit:

http://www.joyharjo.com/

http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/60

http://www.nativewiki.org/Joy_Harjo

 

 

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