Ephemera. SIGNED. Postcard [15 cm x 11 cm]. Fine. Item #32095
Signed by Joy Harjo on the front of the card. Joy Harjo is, among many things, a critically-acclaimed poet. She has received many honors including the Josephine Miles Poetry Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, and the American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award. She has earned fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation. In addition to writing poetry, Harjo is a noted teacher and saxophonist, performing for numerous years with her band, Poetic Justice. Harjo once stated, “I feel strongly that I have a responsibility to all the sources that I am: to all past and future ancestors, to my home country, to all places that I touch down on and that are myself, to all voices, all women, all of my tribe, all people, all earth, and beyond that to all beginnings and endings. In a strange kind of sense [writing] frees me to believe in myself, to be able to speak, to have voice, because I have to; it is my survival.”.