Joy Harjo, 2020 Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer (Literature)
Arts & Design

In 2019, Joy Harjo was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold the position. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo is an internationally known award-winning poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. Grammy award winning saxophonist Paul Winter says, “Joy Harjo is a poet of music just as she is a poet of words.” She is the author of nine books of poetry and a memoir. Thumbnail photo by Paul Abdoo.

As part of her visit to Sensoria, Harjo will also lead a salon-style master class with Central Piedmont students and community writers at the Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, which co-presents that salon. More info is here.



Follow Harjo's full schedule on the Library of Congress website here.

  • Thu. April 02 at 11AM
  • Thu. April 02 at 8PM