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 …