The Writer’s Voice’s Big Read program culminates in a reading by Joy Harjo, recently named the United States’ Poet Laureate. The Big Read program focuses on Harjo’s collection, How We Became Human, and also celebrates the work of other indigenous writers.
“A lot of my poetry is inspired by injustice, love, the move for balance and compassion,” says Harjo. “This debris of historical trauma, family trauma stuff that can kill your spirit is actually raw material to make things with and to build bridges over that which would destroy you.”
Petro Theater, MSU-Billings