Contributor Profile

Joy Harjo


Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019. In 2020, she was named to a second term as Poet Laureate.

The author of nine books of poetry, several plays and children's books, and a memoir, Crazy Brave, her many honors include the Ruth Lily Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award, a PEN USA Literary Award, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund Writers’ Award, a Rasmuson US Artist Fellowship, two NEA fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Harjo is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and is a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow.

Conference Sessions

  • Adult Book & Author Dinner

    05/27/2020, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Live Online:

    Five of the most important and varied voices in 2020 adult literature will take the stage together for BookExpo's annual Adult Book & Author Breakfast (now, vir...

    • Language: English