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Off-site: Joy Harjo

Literati is pleased to be the bookseller for the second annual Robert F. Berkhofer, Jr. Lecture in Native American Studies, featuring author Joy Harjo.

Joy Harjo is an internationally known poet, writer, and performer of the Mvskoke Creek nation. Her work has won many awards including the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, among many others. Harjo has written eight books of poetry, including How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems and She Had Some Horses. Her recent collection, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (W.W. Norton, 2015), was shortlisted for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize and added to ALA’s 2016 Notable Books List. Harjo’s memoir Crazy Brave (W.W. Norton, 2012) won several awards including the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the American Book Award. Joy Harjo is also a renowned musician. She plays her saxophone internationally, both solo and with her bands Arrow Dynamics and Poetic Justice, and has set her poetry to music in melodic spoken-word form. She has five CDs of music and poetry including the award-winning album, Red Dreams, A Trail Beyond Tears. Her album, Winding Through the Milky Way won a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist of the Year in 2009. Paul Winter, Grammy award winning saxophonist, has hailed Harjo as “a poet of music just as she is a poet of words.”

This event is free and open to all. A catered reception and booksigning will follow the event.

Event date: 
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Michigan League Ballroom
911 N. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393353631
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 24th, 2017

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