BRINGING JOY Our first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate
is coming to our community!
Listen to Harjo join MPR News host Kerri Miller Friday to talk about the inspiration behind her latest project, the transformative power of language, and serving a third term as U.S. poet laureate.

Listen to Harjo's Interview with MPR here


Joy Harjo's Living Nations, Living Words maps the U.S. with Native Nation's poets and their creative work. Joy Harjo created the project with the Library of Congress to increase the visibility of native poets in the country. 

Harjo states: "I want this map to counter damaging false assumptions—that indigenous peoples of our country are often invisible or are not seen as human. You will not find us fairly represented, if at all, in the cultural storytelling of America, and nearly nonexistent in the American book of poetry."