KSUT and the Henry Strater Theatre are pleased to announce the return of Joy Harjo and Poetic Justice to Durango for a special performance on Wednesday, February 14th at the Henry Strater Theatre.
Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Muskokee Nation. She is a poet, musician, and playwright. She has 13 books of poetry and has released five award-winning albums. In 2009 Harjo won the Native American Music Award for best female artist. She began to play the saxophone at the age of 40. Harjo believes that when reading her poems, she can add music by playing the sax and reach the heart of the listener in a different way. When reading her poems, she speaks with a musical tone in her voice, creating a song in every poem.
Joy Harjo's recently released memoir Crazy Brave is the 2018 Fort Lewis College Common Reading Experience. She will be speaking in various venues at FLC on February 12th and 13th, including a public talk on February 12th at the Whalen Gymnasium. For more information: www.joyharjo.com