National Poetry Month! Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo is the incumbent Poet Laureate (since 2019) and is also the first Native American Poet Laureate.  Click HERE for details.  

I won’t repeat what you will discover as you listen and read, but I will say that when I was in eighth grade we had a school assignment to create a presentation of poetry of a specific nation.  I felt little enthusiasm until I decided to present Native American poetry. Once I was inspired, I happily explored the Native poems available to me at that time, given the resources available in the 1970’s.   I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed an English assignment more.

Now, listen.

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