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musician , performer , playwright , poet

Joy Harjo, poet, musician, performer, playwright. Member National Council on the Arts.

Background

Harjo, Joy Daughter of Allen William and Wynema Jewell (Baker) Foster.

Education

Bachelor, University New Mexico, 1976. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Benedictine College, 1992.

Phd (honorary), St. Mary-in-The Woods, 1998.

Career

Assistant professor University Colorado, Boulder, 1986-1989. Associate professor University Arizona, Tucson, 1989-1991. Professor University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1991-1997.

President Mekko Productions, Inc., Honolulu, since 1992. Professor University of California at Los Angeles, 2000—2005. Russo endowed chair University New Mexico, New Mexico, 2005—2009.

Member advisory board Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, New York City, 1994-1996, National Council on the Arts. Founding board member Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

Works

Membership

Member National Council on the Arts.

Connections

Children: Phil Dayn, Rainy Dawn.

father:
Allen William Foster

mother:
Wynema Jewell (Baker) Foster

children:
Phil Dayn Harjo

Rainy Dawn Harjo