, May 9
) is an American
poet, musician, and author of Native American
ancestry. Known primarily as a poet, Harjo has also taught at the college level, played tenor saxophone
with a band called Poetic Justice
, edited literary journals, and written screenplays. She is a member of the Muscogee (Creek
) Nation of Oklahoma
. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop
at the University of Iowa
- How We Become Human New and Selected Poems: 1975 - 2001 (2002)
- A Map to the Next World (2000).
- The Woman Who Fell From the Sky (1994) received the Oklahoma Book Award.
- "Fishing" (1992)
- In Mad Love and War (1990) received an American Book Award and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award.
- Secrets from the Center of the World (1989).
- She Had Some Horses (1983).
- What Moon Drove Me to This? (1979).
- The Last Song (1975).
Joy Harjo and Poetic Justice
- Letter From the End of the Twentieth Century (1997).
- Native Joy for Real
- She Had Some Horses
- When the World As We Knew It Ended
- Bochynski, Pegge. Review of "How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems: 1975-2001 by Joy Harjo". Magill’s Literary Annual, 2003. Ed. John D. Wilson and Steven G. Kellman. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2003. Pages 379-383.
- "Joy Harjo" by Pegge Bochynski, in American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies, Supplement XII edited by Jay Parini. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. Pages 215-234.
- “She Had Some Horses” by Pegge Bochynski in Masterplots II, Poetry, Revised edition. Ed. Philip K. Jason. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2002. Pages 3369-3371.
- Stone, Louise M. Update and revision by Pegge Bochynski. “Joy Harjo” in Magill Survey of American Literature, Revised Edition. Ed. Steven G. Kellman. Pasadena, Calif. Salem Press, 2006. Pages 980-988.