Joni Mitchell Publishes Private Poetry from the 70s

Joni Mitchell Publishes Private Poetry from the 70s

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Joni Mitchell, the esteemed singer-songwriter of the 70s, is publishing a collection of handwritten lyrics and artwork titled Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings. Though Mitchell is most well known for her music, this mysterious work has been a part of her unique character for decades.   Image via Amazon   Morning Glory on the Vine was originally created in 1971. Mitchell created 100 copies, including a personal signature with each one, before distributing the work to her closest friends. This will be the first time that the extremely intimate work will be available for public consumption. …

Meet Joy Harjo, One of the First Native American Poet Laureates!

Meet Joy Harjo, One of the First Native American Poet Laureates!

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According to The Guardian there is exciting news for the poetry world. Poet, musician, and author Joy Harjo has been appointed as the Poet Laureate, the first Native American to take the position in years. Harjo has been in the running for a role for a long time, having acted as an advocate and voice for Native Americans in the literary world. Harjo term will last one year, and she will succeed Tracy K. Smith, who served two terms in the position.         Harjo is known for poetry collections like The Woman Who Fell From the Sky and In Mad …