Joy Harjo Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Joy Harjo (Joy Foster, Joy Harjo-Sapulpa)

Last Updated: 08 May, 2023 | Views: 265

Age: 73

Profession: Poet

Other Profession(s): Author, Musician, Playwright, Educator, Performer

Famous For: American poet & musician who served as the 23rd United States Poet Laureate

Higher Education: University of Iowa (MFA)

Joy Harjo Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
09 May, 1951 (73 Years 02 Months 4 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Joy Harjo Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Joy Harjo is a playwright, poet, musician, and author from the United States. She was the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States and the first Native American to hold that position. Additionally, she was the only other Poet Laureate Advisor in Poetry to have three mandates (after Robert Pinsky). Harjo is an Oce Vpofv citizen and a native of the Muscogee Nation (Este Mvskokvlke).   She played a significant role in the second wave of the late 20th-century cultural Native American Renaissance. She attended the Institute of American Indian Arts, finished her undergraduate work in 1976 at the University of New Mexico, and went on to receive an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa.

From 1978 to 1979: Harjo was a professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
In 1975: Nine of Harjo's poems were collected in her debut collection, The Last Song.
In 1990: Her notable book, In Mad Love and War, was published.
In 2003: Her debut album, Letter From the End of the Twentieth Century, was released.
In 2008: She was a founding member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation's board of directors and currently sits on the organization's National Advisory Council.

Achievements and Awards:
In 1995: From the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas, Harjo won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2002: For his collection A Map to the Next World: Poetry and Tales, Harjo won the PEN/Beyond Margins Award.
In 2019: The title of US Poet Laureate was given to Harjo.

Unknown Facts:
She also served three times as the second United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.
Harjo has written and talked about Native American and US political issues in addition to her creative work. She writes poems as "a voice of the Indigenous people" and is also a prominent Muscogee Nation member.

Joy Harjo Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In feet Inches 5'7"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 55 Kg
In Pounds 121 lbs

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Joy Harjo Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Allen W. Foster

Mother's Name
Wynema Baker Foster

Owen Chopoksa Sapulpa

Phil Dayn

Rainy Dawn

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