The Library of Congress just named Mvskoke poet, author, and musician Joy Harjo the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States. She is the first Native poet to hold the position. “I share this honor with ancestors and teachers who inspired in me a love of poetry, who taught that words are powerful and can make change when understanding appears impossible, and how time and timelessness can live together within a poem.” We’ll spend the hour with Joy Harjo, our June Native in the Spotlight.
Break 1 Music: The Last World of Fire and Trash (song) Joy Harjo (artist) Native Joy for Real (album)
Break 2 Music: Electric Pow Wow Drum (song) A Tribe Called Red (artist) A Tribe Called Red (album)