Joy Harjo, 20th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Joy Harjo

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Webb University Center; Chandler Recital Hall, Deihn Fine and Performing Center

Author/Artist Bio

Joy Harjo has published five books of poetry including She Had Some Horses, In Mad Love and War, and Secrets from the Center of the World. Among her awards are the Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature from PEN Oakland, the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Delmore Schwartz Award from New York University, the American Book Award, the Poetry Award from the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association, and the 1990 American Indian Distinguished Achievement Award. Most recently she was awarded the Oklahoma Book Arts Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas, and the Bravo Award from the Albuquerque Arts Alliance


Harjo performed with Cornelius Eady on Tuesday, October 14th, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m.


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