This year’s Lilly Prize winner discusses the intersection of poetry and music, as well as the women’s rights and Indigenous rights movements that much her poetry is borne out of.
Joy Harjo awards Griffin Poetry Prize! The world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English, The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry aims to spark the public’s imagination and raise awareness of the crucial role poetry plays in our cultural life.
http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/joy-harjo Joy has received the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award for proven mastery in the art of poetry by the Academy of American Poets. About Harjo, Academy of American Poets Chancellor Alicia Ostiker said: “Throughout her extraordinary career as poet, storyteller, musician, memoirist, playwright and activist, Joy Harjo has worked to expand our American language, culture, […]
Joy Harjo wins in Creative Nonfiction for “Crazy Brave” at 2013 PEN Literary Awards! Winners: http://www.penusa.org/literary-award-winners LA Times Article: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-joan-didion-harrison-ford-pen-center-usa-winners-20130822,0,379680.story#axzz2ok4ZhtGp
Institute of American Indian Arts Joy Harjo has been honored for her most recent book, Crazy Brave, A Memoir (W.W. Norton & Company). This was her second American Book Award. http://www.iaia.edu/news/iaia-alumni-receive-american-book-awards/
Crazy Brave wins at 2013 American Book Awards Before Columbus Foundation The American Book Awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions. http://www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com/ http://www.iaia.edu/news/iaia-alumni-receive-american-book-awards/
Sundance Institute today announced that Joy Harjo is one of seven artists selected for its 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation, February 4-22, 2013. http://www.sundance.org/press-center/release/seven-artists-selected-for-2013-sundance-institute-playwrights-retreat-at-u/