The new Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience and Multicultural Student Programs and Services present a reading and moderated Q&A with Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States and the first Native American to hold the position.
The Initiative's inaugural event is presented in partnership with the Native American Student Association of Notre Dame and is part of Walk the Walk Week, which runs from Feb. 22–28. This virtual event is free and open to the public.
Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned poet, musician, performer, and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is the author of nine books of poetry, including the highly acclaimed An American Sunrise, several plays and children's books, and two memoirs, Crazy Brave and Poet Warrior: A Call for Love and Justice. Harjo is the executive editor of the anthology When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through — A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry and the editor of Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry, the companion anthology to her signature poet laureate project, an interactive story map and audio collection featuring Native Nations poets.
Joy Harjo photo by Matika Wilbur