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

"While the competition and chance to recite is wonderful in itself, there is a very strong camaraderie among the competitors like nothing I've experienced before. It's the kind of environment that has inspired me and allowed me to grow not only as a reciter but also as a poet, performer, and person."
Savina Magdalena Barini
2014 ID POL Champion