Librarian of Congress names Joy Harjo the nation's 23rd Poet Laureate

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Librarian of Congress names Joy Harjo the nation's 23rd Poet Laureate

Jun 20 2019

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the appointment of Joy Harjo as the nation’s 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2019-2020. Harjo will take up her duties in the fall, opening the Library’s annual literary season on Sept. 19 with a reading of her work in the Coolidge Auditorium.

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