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Poets on Poetry

Feb 29, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Poets on Poetry – Jo Harjo

Feb 29

10AM – 12PM

Downtown Library

Nancy Clarke Otter will discuss poet, musician, and author Jo Harjo and her poetry.
Discussion will follow.

“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. 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.”

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Saturday, February 29, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hartford Public Library – Downtown Branch
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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