U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo to hold reading, signing at Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center

Office of Media Relations | April 18, 2022

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Acclaimed poet Joy Harjo, currently serving her second term as 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, will hold a reading and book signing at Texas State University's Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle on April 22.

The reading will be at 7:30 p.m. The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center is located at 508 Center Street in Kyle.

The event is free and open to the public.

Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The author of nine books of poetry, including the highly acclaimed An American Sunrise, several plays and children's books, and two memoirs, Crazy Brave and Poet Warrior, her many honors include the Ruth Lily Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award, two NEA fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship. As a musician and performer, Harjo has produced seven award-winning music albums including her newest, I Pray for My Enemies. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This event is sponsored by the Burdine Johnson Foundation and the Texas State Department of English.

For more information, contact Jeremy Garrett at kapliterarycenter@gmail.com.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922