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Worth Quoting (Interviews): Joy Harjo

Worth Quoting was made possible by Florida Community College at Jacksonville. The series was recorded from 1985 to 2005, and features a powerful collection of interviews.
Interviewee Joy Harjo
Interviewer Mary Sue Koeppel
Subject Poetry, Native American experience

Copyright 1992  Florida Community College at Jacksonville



Poet Joy Harjo discusses her work, which focuses on landscapes, the Native American experience, and racism. Harjo 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. 

NOTE: Video lacks standard series intro and introduction by host and starts several minutes into interview.



Poetry, landscape, Native Americans, history, racism

Joy Harjo

Harjo, J. (1992). Interviewed by M.S. Koeppel [Video Recording]. Worth Quoting. YouTube, Jacksonville, Florida.

Run time:  27 minutes