Joy Harjo

May 09, 1951 –

Modern Period

Born in United States

Joy Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke Nation, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is a three-time U.S. Poet Laureate who has published 14 books of poetry, several plays and children’s books. She is also a musician who has written, performed, and released five albums of her original music. She has taught poetry and serves as the director of For Girls Becoming, an art mentorship program for young Mvskoke women.