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Librarian of Congress Names Joy Harjo the Nation's 23rd Poet Laureate

Harjo is the First Native American to Serve as U.S. Poet Laureate and Is a Member of the Muscogee Creek Nation

 

Joy Harjo has been named Poet Laureate of the United States. Photo by Shawn Miller, Library of Congress.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 the appointment of Joy Harjo as the nation's 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2019-2020. Harjo will take up her duties in the fall, opening the Library's annual li...



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