Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens

The 55th Wallace Stevens Poetry Program
Wednesday, March 28 & Thursday, March 29, 2018

Joy Harjo

guest speaker

March 28: Konover Auditorium, UConn - Storrs CT, 7:00 pm
March 29: Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, 1:30 pm

Joy Harjo's 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. A renowned musician, Harjo performs with her saxophone nationally and internationally, solo and with her band, the Arrow Dynamics. She has five award-winning CDs of music including the award-winning album Red Dreams, A Trail Beyond Tears and Winding Through the Milky Way, which won a Native American Music Award for Best Female Artist of the Year in 2009. She is Professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the fall of 2016, she assumed the Chair of Excellence in Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Co-sponsored with the American Studies Program, Creative Writing Program, the English Speaker's Fund, the UConn Humanities Institute and the Rightors Fund.

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