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Thu Jun 20, 2019, 10:47 PM

Joy Harjo named US Poet Laureate, first Native American so honored

Harjo, a member of the Muscogee/Creek nation, is also an author and performer.
"'I share this honor with ancestors and teachers who inspired in me a love of poetry, who taught that words are powerful and can make change when understanding appears impossible, and how time and timelessness can live together within a poem," Harjo said in a release from the Library of Congress.
Harjo's work draws on symbolism and traditions important to Native American culture, and she also uses her position within the literary community to discuss difficult issues like colonialism, violence against women and the relationship between modernization and traditionalism."


Here is her website:

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