Joy Harjo

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Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo

Wherever I go in my widely-traveled story the path always connects back to here, to Oklahoma. It is my beginning place and where I will rest when this chapter is done.
Joy Harjo, 2022


Fun fact

Joy Harjo had an asteroid named after her in 2022.

Oklahoma connections

I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at St. John's Hospital. I am an enrolled member of the Mvskoke or Muscogee Creek Nation, the first artist-in-residence for the Bob Dylan Center, a member of Hickory Ground Ceremonial Grounds. Wilma Mankiller was a hardworkin


Tulsa, Mvskoke Creek Nation Reservation


Writer and Musician



Relevant Exhibits

this universe is you

this universe is you

Featuring the artwork of five contemporary Indigenous women of Oklahoma, this exhibit focuses on themes of history, memory and identity.