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City Lights: Joy Harjo Reads in the NMAI’s Indigenous Poetry: Resilience

After being largely kept out of the American canon, Native poetry finally gained its own Norton anthology just last year; current U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo (Muscogee/Creek) edited it. The volume and her work as poet laureate dismantle the stereotypes that she writes “keep indigenous peoples bound to a story in which none of us ever made it out alive,” presenting the rich variety of Native poetic production and its geographic and historical range. […]