Joy Harjo

b. 1951
Joy Harjo

Like other Native American poets such as N. Scott Momaday, Simon Ortiz and Leslie Marmon Silko, Joy Harjo writes in an effort to re-establish lost connections: with the sacred land, with powerful ancestors, and with fellow searchers along the margins of contemporary life. She also plays in a band called Poetic Justice.

Poems

What People are Saying

"With a $20,000 prize, I never imagined POL being this much fun. The competitions were more about meeting and talking with the other competitors, having a great time and enjoying the poetry. I also never knew I could find so much in myself just from reciting poems."
Elliot Davidson
2015 PA POL Champion