- 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.
Joy Harjo quotes :
I believe in the sun. In the tangle of human failures of fear, greed and forgetfulness, the sun gives me clarity.Joy Harjo
I don't see the desert as barren at all; I see it as full and ripe. It doesn't need to be flattered with rain. It certainly needs rain, but it does with what it has, and creates amazing beauty.Joy Harjo