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U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

U. S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Live on SDPB’s In the Moment

Joy Harjo is an internationally known award-winning poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. Harjo grew up in Oklahoma and has been writing poetry since the 1970s. This year, Harjo became poet laureate of the United States, the first Native American to hold the position bestowed by the Library of Congress.

Harjo will be in Brookings December 4 for a reading and discussion at SDSU’s Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Register for free tickets at

In the meantime, Harjo joins Lori Walsh in conversation on SDPB’s In the Moment Tuesday, Nov. 19.

In the Moment airs weekdays, 11am-1pm (10am-noon MT) on SDPB Radio and