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Joy Harjo

Born: 9-May-1951
Birthplace: Tulsa, OK

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: American Aborigine [1]
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Last Song

In 1970, assumed the last name of her grandmother, Naomi Harjo.

[1] Muscogee Tribe of the Creek Nation.

Father: Allen W. Foster
Mother: Wynema Baker
Son: Phil Dayn
Daughter: Rainy Dawn

    University: BA English, University of New Mexico (1976)
    University: MFA Poetry, University of Iowa (1978)

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Author of books:
The Last Song (1975, poetry)
What Moon Drove Me to This? (1979, poetry)
She Had Some Horses (1983, poetry)
Secrets from the Center of the World (1989, poetry)
In Mad Love and War (1990, poetry)
Fishing (1993, poetry)
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky (1994, poetry)
A Map to the Next World (2000, poetry)
How We Become Human New and Selected Poems, 1975-2001 (2002, poetry)

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