January 13, 2000 – Poetry Reading: “An Evening with Joy Harjo”

Thursday, January 13 | Kresge Town Hall | 7:00 PM

Joy Harjo’s published works include She Had Some Horses,In Mad Love and WarSecrets from the Center of the World, and The Woman Who Fell From the Sky. She is also co-editor, with Gloria Bird, of Reinventing the Enemy’s Language: Contemporary Native Women’s Writings of North America. Her works have won a variety of prestigious awards, including the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, the American Book Award, and two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships. The multi-talented performer also plays tenor saxophone for her band, Poetic Justice, winner of the 1998 Outstanding Musical Achievement Award presented by The First Americans in the Arts. Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1951 and is an enrolled member of the Muskogee (Creek) Tribe. In 1968, she graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts, and from the University of New Mexico in 1976. Two years later, she received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa. She has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Arizona State University, University of Colorado, and the University of New Mexico.

Co-sponsored by the Native American Studies Research Cluster, the EOP office, and the Women’s Center at UC Santa Cruz