Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate for a Second Term

Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate for a Second Term

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Joy Harjo has been named the U.S. Poet Laureate for a second term. Harjo is the first Native American to hold the position. As a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation she is an important figure in the second wave of the literary Native American Renaissance.  ‘What is the U.S. Poet Laureate position?’ You may ask. Well a Poet Laureate serves as the official poet of the United States. During their term, the Poet Laureate raises awareness and appreciation for the reading and writing of poetry.  Joy Harjo brings in big topics into her poems in a seamless way. Tying …