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A conversation with U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo 21

As the first Native American to serve as U.S. Poet Laureate in 2019, Joy Harjo has used her voice as a tool for cultural change. The member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation joins host Krys Boyd to discuss how she reckons with the loss of ancestral homelands, her personal story, and the rituals that provide her with inspiration. Her book is called “Poet Warrior: A Memoir.”