Joy Harjo's I Pray For My Enemies
There's not much she can't do but we do need to talk more about her incredible musical abilities!
Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, is a member of the Mvskoke Nation and belongs to Oce Vpofv (Hickory Ground). She is only the second poet to be appointed a third term as U.S. Poet Laureate.
In addition to serving as a three-term U.S. Poet Laureate, Harjo is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, holds a Tulsa Artist Fellowship, directs For Girls Becoming, an arts mentorship program for young Mvskoke women, and is a founding board member and Chair of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. She has recently been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Philosophical Society, the National Native American Hall of Fame, and the National Woman’s Hall of Fame. Enjoy!
Harjo is the author of 13 books of poetry, two children’s books and countless awards.
Harjo performs with her saxophone and flutes, solo and with her band, the Arrow Dynamics Band, and previously with Joy Harjo and Poetic Justice. Harjo has produced seven award-winning music albums including Winding Through the Milky Way, for which she was awarded a NAMMY for Best Female Artist of the year, and today she joins me to discuss her latest album, I Pray for My Enemies. Enjoy!
01 Joy Harjo- One Day There Will Be Horses
02 Joy Harjo- An American Sunrise
03 DDAT- Roadrunner
04 Julia Keefe- Nobody Else But Me
05 Joy Harjo- Calling the Spirit Back
06 Cosmically Shonna- Gratitude
07 Khu.éex- Captain Cook Gets It
08 Joy Harjo- Mankiller Honor Song
09 Pamyua- Drum I Carry (Version B)
10 Cheri Maracle- 100 Cigarettes