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Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo is an internationally known performer and writer of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation, the author of ten books of poetry and, most recently, a memoir, Crazy Brave. A critically acclaimed poet, her many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Josephine Miles Poetry Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, and the American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Books by Joy Harjo

  1. Book CoverConflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems

    A long-awaited poetry collection by one of our most essential Native American voices.More

  2. Book CoverCrazy Brave: A Memoir

    “Compressed . . . lyrical . . . unflinching . . . raw. . . . Harjo is a magician and a master of the English language.”—Jonah Raskin, San Francisco ChronicleMore

  3. Book CoverHow We Became Human: New and Selected Poems 1975-2002

    Over a quarter-century's work from the 2003 winner of the Arrell Gibson Award for Lifetime Achievement.More

  4. Book CoverA Map to the Next World: Poems and Tales

    "This breathtakingly honest collection of writings is alive with deeply felt and beautifully expressed emotions."—Wilma MankillerMore

  5. Book CoverReinventing the Enemy's Language: Contemporary Native Women's Writings of North America

    "A collection of important, eloquent, and often mesmerizing writings by American Indian Women. . . . A profoundly moving statement of resilience and renewal."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  6. Book CoverShe Had Some Horses: Poems

    A new edition of the beloved volume by Joy Harjo, one of our foremost Native American poets.More

  7. Book CoverThe Woman Who Fell from the Sky: Poems

    Joy Harjo, one of this country's foremost Native American voices, combines elements of storytelling, prayer, and song, informed by her interest in jazz and by her North American tribal background, in this, her fourth volume of poetry.More