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Joy Harjo
  • Name: Joy Harjo
  • Born: 05/09/1951 (69 years old)
  • Occupation: Author, poet, performer, educator, United States Poet Laureate

Joy Harjo (born May 9, 1951) is a poet, musician, playwright, and author. Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke Nation and belongs to Oce Vpofv (Hickory Ground.) She is also the first Native American United States Poet Laureate. She is an important figure in the second wave of the literary Native American Renaissance of the late 20th century. She studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, completed her undergraduate degree at University of New Mexico in 1976, and earned an MFA at the University of Iowa in its creative writing program.

Alias: Joy Harjo-Sapulpa

Genre: Poetry, non-fiction, fiction

Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

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