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Joy Harjo Named Artist-in-Residence for Dylan Center | Art-and-theater

Harjo, the first native author to be selected as the US Poet Laureate, was named a rare third term in 2020. She has also been a Tulsa Artist Fellow since 2019.

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Harjo has written nine poetry books, two memoirs, plays and children’s books. Her honors include the Ruth Lily Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award, two National Endowment for the Arts scholarships and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

As a composer and musician, Harjo has produced seven award-winning music albums.

The Bob Dylan Center, which will be located at 116 E. Reconciliation Way in the Tulsa Arts District, will be the primary public meeting place for the Bob Dylan Archives, a collection of more than 100,000 artifacts spanning Dylan’s career, including handwritten manuscripts, notebooks and correspondence ; films, videos, photographs and works of art; memorabilia and ephemera; personal documents and effects; and unreleased studio and concert recordings.

The American Song Archives, which runs the Woody Guthrie Center and oversees the Bob Dylan Center, is part of the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

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