Monday, February 08, 2010

HUM 221: Joy Harjo (in class)

Go on the Web, and see what you can find out about Joy Harjo. Post what you find as comments to this blog.

Here's a poem. And here's another version, with hypertext explanations (click on the red text). It's called "Remember,"


Here's a picture of Fourth and Central where the wind sang in Albuquerque

27 comments:

TMAC said...

Joy Harjo. The Academy of American poets provides this short biography: "Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1951. Her books of poetry include How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems (W.W. Norton & Co., 2002); A Map to the Next World: Poems (2000); The Woman Who Fell From the Sky (1994), which received the Oklahoma Book Arts Award; In Mad Love and War (1990), which received an American Book Award and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award; Secrets from the Center of the World (1989); She Had Some Horses (1983); and What Moon Drove Me to This? (1979). She also performs her poetry and plays saxophone with her band, Poetic Justice. Her many honors include The American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award, the Josephine Miles Poetry Award, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, and fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Witter Bynner Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Hawaii." Includes links such as "A Mountain of Sorrows, of Songs."

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Kathleen said...

Joy Harjo is a poet of Cherokee descent. Along with being a poet, she also wrote screen plays, edited literary journals, and played saxaphone in a band called Poetic Justice. Harjo graduated from the University of Iowa.

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Jessica said...

Joy Harjo is a member of the Muscogee Tribe. She is primarily known as a poet who writes about Native American Canadian ancestry. She is also a musician, and has taught at the college level. Joy was named the 2005 Writer of the Year. Joy has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of The Americas.

calenevill said...

Joy has held National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships in 1992 and 1978, and received the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award from New York University in 1991, the American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award in 1990, an Arizona Commission on the Arts Poetry Fellowship in 1989, and an NEH Summer Stipend in American Indian Literature and Verbal Arts at the University of Arizona in 1987.
Her work has been included in the Pushcart Prize Poetry Anthologies XV & XIII. She was named one of the Outstanding Young Women of America in 1978 & 1984. She has taken 1st Place in Poetry in the Santa Fe Festival of the Arts in 1980, the Writers Forum at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 1977 and the University of New Mexico Academy of American Poets Award. Joy also received the 1st and 2nd Place Awards in Drawing at the University of New Mexico Kiva Club Nizhoni Days Art Show in 1976.

http://www.nativewiki.org/Joy_Harjo

Roman said...

Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation.Her seven books of poetry include She Had Some Horses, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, and How We Became Human, New and
Selected Poems. Her poetry has garnered many awards including a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award: the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers
Circle of the Americas; and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has
released three award-winning CD’s of original music and performances: Letter from the End of the Twentieth
Century, Native Joy for Real, and She Had Some Horses. A song from her forthcoming CD, Winding Through the Milky Way, just won a New Mexico Music Award. She has received the Eagle Spirit Achievement Award for overall contributions in the arts, from the American Indian Film Festival and a US Artists Fellowship for 2009. She performs internationally solo and with her band Joy Harjo and the Arrow Dynamics Band (for which she sings and plays
saxophone and flutes), and premiered a preview of her one-woman show, Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light at the Public Theater in NYC and will open at the Wells Fargo Theater in LA March 2009. She co-wrote the signature film of the National Museum of the American Indian, A Thousand Roads. She is a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Harjo writes a column “Comings and Goings” for her tribal newspaper, the Muscogee Nation News. She lives in Honolulu, Hawai’i where she is a member of the Hui Nalu Canoe Club and in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Michael Hayes said...

Joy Harjo-Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Harjo

Joy Harjo (born Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 9, 1951) is an American poet, musician, and author of Native American Canadian 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 and is of Cherokee descent. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.

brok said...

Joy Harjo. The Academy of American poets provides this short biography: "Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1951. Her books of poetry include How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems (W.W. Norton & Co., 2002); A Map to the Next World: Poems (2000); The Woman Who Fell From the Sky (1994), which received the Oklahoma Book Arts Award; In Mad Love and War (1990), which received an American Book Award and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award; Secrets from the Center of the World (1989); She Had Some Horses (1983); and What Moon Drove Me to This? (1979). She also performs her poetry and plays saxophone with her band, Poetic Justice. Her many honors include The American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award, the Josephine Miles Poetry Award, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, and fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Witter Bynner Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Hawaii." Includes links such as "A Mountain of Sorrows, of Songs."

Catey Rutschke said...

She went to Denver and she took up the saxophone because she wanted to learn how to sing and had in mind a band that would combine the poetry with a music there were no words yet to define, a music involving elements of tribal musics, jazz and rock

http://www.nativewiki.org/Joy_Harjo

Jake Hill said...

She was known as a poet primarily. She was a teacher to but what a boring job. She is a cherokee from ancestry. She attended University of Iowa back in the days. Now she lives in Hawaii.....

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Michael D. said...

Joy Harjo: Biography
"As a young girl, Harjo expressed an interest in the ministry, but was dissuaded from this profession after a pastor at her church insulted two Mexican girls. Harjo next turned to painting, following in the footsteps of her great aunt. She studied art as a boarding student at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she also attended readings by Native American poets such as Leslie Marmon Silko and Simon Ortiz. She had a son, Phil, while a student there. Harjo continued to pursue painting as an undergraduate student at the University of New Mexico (UNM), where she also studied the Navajo language. In her senior year, inspired in part by a reading by poet Galway Kinnell, she shifted her focus to creative writing."- http://www.answers.com/topic/joy-harjo

dave maziarz said...

Joy Harjo (born Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 9, 1951) is an American poet, musician, and author of Native American Canadian 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 and is of Cherokee descent. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Harjo

Lucas Baugher said...

Joe Harjo has a blog to post reports and other happenings on her trips. Her blog is much like Dr. Peter "hogfiddle" Ellertsen's.

kyle k said...

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Joy Harjo (born Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 9, 1951) is an American poet, musician, and author of Native American Canadian 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 and is of Cherokee descent. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.

Cait131 said...

Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 9th, 1951. She is known to be an American poet along with a musician. She played the tenor saxaphone for a band called Poetic Justice. She also wrote different screenplays and edited literary journals. She's a member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation.She created seven books of poetry, and released three award winning CD's so far.

lena ater said...

Joy Harjo is apoet of Cherokee desent. She has written many books and poems

logan eader said...

Joy Harjo was born on May 9th, 1951 in tulsa, Oklahoma. She is of Cherokee descent. In addition to being a poem, she also is a musician and author. She graduated from the university of Iowa and earned an MFA in 1978. Before that, Harjo received her BA in New Mexico in 1976 for the painting and theatre program.

Tara Proctor said...

Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1951. She is a very accomplished author. She is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Tribe. She began writing poetry when the national Indian political climate demanded singers and speakers, and was taken by the intensity and beauty possible in the craft. Her most recent book of poetry is the award-winning How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems. At home in the mesas, mountains, and sagebrush flats of New Mexico and Arizona, her work is grounded in her relationship to the earth, on a physical, spiritual, and mythopoetic level. Like fellow Oklahoman and Native American poet Linda Hogan, Harjo's writing contains a disturbing mixture of darkness and beauty, at once a lament and a moving incantation.

http://www.unm.edu/~wrtgsw/harjo.html
http://www.nativewiki.org/Joy_Harjo

Alex said...

Joy Harjo has a blog just like Dr. Peter "The Magic Man" Ellertson. I would have to say that I think Doc's is a little more high quality though.

Brad Selvaggio said...

Joy Harjo came to New Mexico to attend the Institute of American Indian Arts where she studied painting and theatre, not music and poetry, though she did write a few lyrics for an Indian acid rock band. Joy attended the University of New Mexico where she received her B.A. in 1976, followed by an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. She has also taken part in a non-degree program in Filmmaking from the Anthropology Film Center.

http://www.nativewiki.org/Joy_Harjo

Chris Day said...

Joy Harjo is an American poet, musician, and author of Native American Canadian 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.

Chris Day said...

Joy Harjo is an American poet, musician, and author of Native American Canadian 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.

Chris Day said...

Joy Harjo is an American poet, musician, and author of Native American Canadian 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.