Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, is a member of the Mvskoke Nation and belongs to Oce Vpofv (Hickory Ground). Harjo is the author of nine books of poetry, including her most recent, the highly acclaimed American Sunrise (2019), and Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (2015). Her memoir, Crazy Brave, was awarded the PEN USA Literary Award. Forthcoming is a new memoir, Poet Warrior, A Call for Love and Justice.
She has published two award-winning children’s books, several screenplays, anthologies, and collections of prose interviews, and three plays. She is Executive Editor of the recently released anthology When the Light of the World Was Subdued: a Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry. Harjo has produced five award-winning music albums including Winding Through the Milky Way, for which she was awarded a NAMMY for Best Female Artist of the year. Her new music release is I Pray for My Enemies. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Chair of the Board for the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, and holds a Tulsa Artist Fellowship. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.