Joy Harjo

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Incorporating Native American myths, spirituality, and imagery into her writing, Joy Harjo has published seven books of poetry, and her honors include the American Book Award, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, the American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award, and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund Writer’s Award. With Gloria Bird, she co-edited the seminal anthology Reinventing the Enemy’s Language: Contemporary Native Women’s Writings of North America, and she has written a book of stories for children, The Good Luck Cat. Harjo is also singer and saxophonist for her band Poetic Justice.

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