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Interview with Joy Harjo, United States 2019 Poet Laureate

Poet Joy Harjo discusses her work, which focuses on landscapes, the Native American experience, and racism. Harjo, who was named U.S. Poet Laureate in 2019, also reads and discusses her inspirations for her poems "New Orleans," "Strange Fruit," and "She Had Some Horses." Harjo stresses the importance of acknowledging and discussing evil in the world.

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