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N.H. Humanities to host U.S. Poet Laureate

CONCORD – New Hampshire Humanities announced recently that it would host an evening with Joy Harjo, the U.S. Poet Laureate (2019-2022) at 6 p.m. May 3rd via Zoom.

Harjo will share a poetry reading and a discussion of her work, followed by Q&A with the audience.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but guests must register in advance at https://www.nhhumanities.org to receive the Zoom link for the program.

Harjo was appointed the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold the position. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo is an internationally known award-winning poet, writer, performer and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. Grammy-award winning saxophonist Paul Winter said, “Joy Harjo is a poet of music just as she is a poet of words.” She is the author of nine books of poetry and two memoirs.

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