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National Book Festival presents Poet Laureate Joy Harjo
September 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Awarding-winning poet Joy Harjo will give her inaugural reading as the 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress. A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, Harjo is the first Native American to serve as U.S. Poet Laureate.
The historic reading marks the beginning of Harjo’s laureateship, which traditionally launches the Library’s 2019-2020 literary season. This year, it is also part of the Library’s new National Book Festival Presents series, featuring high-caliber authors, their books and related Library treasures.