Joy Harjo, the John C. Hodges Chair of Excellence in English, has been appointed to the Board of Chancellors for the Academy of American Poets.
Renowned poet and UT English Professor Joy Harjo has received a prestigious fellowship to support her work in advancing social change.
Joy Harjo, professor and chair of excellence in the Department of English, is the recipient of the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize–the prestigious award that honors a living U.S. poet for outstanding lifetime achievement. The Chicago Sun Times featured Harjo and praised her for following her Native American roots. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo, 66,
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported on news that English professor Joy Harjo was recently recognized for her work. Harjo has been awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a $100,000 prize that annually recognizes the work of a living American poet for outstanding lifetime accomplishments.
Joy Harjo, an internationally recognized poet, musician, author, and playwright who serves on UT’s English faculty, has won one of the nation’s largest literary prizes in poetry.
Poets.org highlighted Joy Harjo’s words about how artists can use their craft to address national debates in this tweet to its 89,000 followers. Harjo is an acclaimed poet, author, musician, and a professor of English and Chair of Excellence.
The Las Cruces Sun-News, which is part of the USA Today Network, recently highlighted the efforts of Joy Harjo to support members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as they protested a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota.
When members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe began protesting a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, Joy Harjo used her voice and saxophone to raise awareness about the situation. Harjo, an acclaimed poet, author, musician, and a professor of English and Chair of Excellence, said artists play a crucial role in using their
Joy Harjo, an award-winning poet, musician, and author whose works reflect her Muscogee Creek tribal heritage, will be coming to UT in the fall of 2016 as the new Chair of Excellence in Creative Writing.