Join us for a special evening with our U.S. Poet Laureate!
Please join us on Monday, May 3 at 6:00 pm for an evening of poetry and discussion with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.
In 2019, Joy Harjo was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate and is the first Native American to hold the position. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo is an internationally renowned award-winning poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation.
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Join us for this free, online program:
Our special guests:
Denise is the Sag8moskwa (Head Female Speaker) and Paul is the Sag8mo (Head Male Speaker/Grand Chief) of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People that is headquartered in Alton, NH. In addition to their tribal responsibilities, they serve the greater community on several state and regional alliances that deal with race, equality, food insecurity, sustainability, education, climate change, social services, and justice related to marginalized and BIPOC communities. They are founding members of the Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative Collective.
Alexandria Peary serves as New Hampshire's Poet Laureate. She holds MFAs in Poetry from the University of Iowa and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of New Hampshire. She is the author of six books and over 150 shorter pieces in leading literary and scholarly journals. Her work has received the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Slope Editions Book Prize, and Writing Studies. She is a professor in the English Department at Salem State University and lives in Londonderry with her husband and two daughters.
Get your Joy Harjo books at your local independent bookseller! Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, NH is generously offering a 20% discount on any of Joy Harjo's books. Click HERE to order, using the special discount code NHH. (Please enjoy the 20% discount on your entire purchase as long as one Harjo book is ordered.)
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.