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Joy Harjo

September 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Rescheduled to September 1st….Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1951, Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She is the author of several books of poetry, including An American Sunrise, which is forthcoming from W. W. Norton in 2019, and Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings. She is a current chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The poet laureate of the United States is appointed annually by the Librarian of Congress. Over the course of the one-year term, which lasts from September to May, the U.S. Poet Laureate presents a reading and lecture at the Library of Congress and often engages in a community-oriented poetry project with national reach.

Tickets are available at the GPAC box office, general admission is $10, $5 for faculty/staff/children.  Free to students with a valid ID.


Givens Performing Arts Center (GPAC), on the campus of UNCP
1 University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372 United States
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