Notable Quotable: Joy Harjo

By Paulette Beete
quote by Joy Harjo with photo of Harjo

"All cultures and peoples turn to poetry during times of celebration, transformation, and challenge—those times when ordinary language cannot carry meaning beyond our understanding. — Joy Harjo (Muscogee), U.S. Poet Laureate

Did you know that Joy Harjo's poetry collection An American Sunrise is one of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read books for 2021-2022? Apply by January 27, 2021 to host a Big Read in your community.

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