West Virginia University would like to extend an invitation to our community members – particularly educators, students, poetry lovers and artists – to attend a special evening with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in WVU’s Mountainlair Ballrooms or virtually via Zoom.  


6 p.m. Book sale and Tribute Exhibit, Gold Ballroom, Mountainlair, WVU 

6:30-7 p.m. Cody Blackbird virtual flute performance  

7 p.m. Joy Harjo poetry reading, Blue Ballroom, Mountainlair, WVU and via Zoom 


As an award-winning author, poet, editor, playwright, musician, internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Harjo was appointed the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate in 2019 and the first Native American to hold the position.  


This event is free and open to the public. Out of respect for our honored guest, please wear a mask if you're attending in person. If attending virtually, please register here: https://wvu.zoom.us/webinar/re...  


Sponsored by the WVU Native American Studies Program, in collaboration with the WVU Humanities Center. Co-sponsored by Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English.