Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Oklahoma's Joy Harjo

Today is the birthday of poet Joy Harjo (books by this author). A native of Tulsa, she has Muscogee ancestors on her father's side and Cherokee ancestors on her mother's side. She has published several collections of poetry, including What Moon Drove Me to This? (1980) and She Had Some Horses (1983). Her most recent collection is How We Became Human (2002). She is also a singer and saxophonist for a band called Poetic Justice. Check out her website here and her weblog here and a good bio on her here.

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