Poetry reading by Joy Harjo

The UO campus will host renowned author Joy Harjo for a poetry reading on Friday, February 2, 2018, in cooperation with the Eugene Public Library (EPL). The campus visit is sponsored by the Native American Studies Program; Common Reading, Division of Undergraduate Studies; and the Center for the Study of Women in Society, in collaboration with Eugene Public Library.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joy Harjo is an internationally known poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. Her eight books of poetry include Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems, and She Had Some Horses. Harjo’s memoir Crazy Brave won several awards, including the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the American Book Award.
She is the recipient of the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets for proven mastery in the art of poetry; a Guggenheim Fellowship, the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the United States Artist Fellowship. In 2014, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
If you’re coming from off-campus, be aware that parking on or near the UO campus can be challenging. Be sure to plan your access in advance in order to make it on time to the reading! Some possibilities include: Matthew Knight Arena parking garage; city streets with free two-hour parking in nearby neighborhoods. Metered locations on the street.