November is National Native American Heritage Month

“As the first Native U.S. Poet Laureate, [Joy Harjo’s] signature project introduce[s] the country to the many Native poets who live in these lands. Our communities innately shared and share poetry from before the founding of the United States to the present.

The “Living Nations, Living Words” project features a sampling of work by 47 Native Nations poets through an interactive ArcGIS Story Map and a newly developed Library of Congress audio collection. “ Explore HERE.

Ask us to recommend some books or poetry by Native Americans!

Poet Laureate of the United States Joy Harjo, June 6, 2019. Harjo is the first Native American to serve as poet laureate and is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress.