Crazy Brave: Joy Harjo Reading
The 2013 Richard Thompson Memorial Lecture and the 2013 English Department Goldtrap Lecture.
Author, poet, and musician Joy Harjo is one of the leading Native American voices of our time. Her new memoir, Crazy Brave, is a tale of a hardscrabble youth, teenage motherhood, and her journey to becoming an internationally recognized writer and performer.
Joy Harjo's body of work features seven books of poetry, including How We Became Human-New and Selected Poems, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, and She Had Some Horses. She has also released four CDs of original music and in 2009 won a Native American Music Award for Best Female Artist of the Year. Her many other awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.
The 2013 Richard Thompson Memorial Lecture &
The 2013 English Department Goldtrap Lecture