Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include the correct web address for Bookworks, bkwrks.com.
Joy Harjo will read from her new collection “An American Sunrise – Poems” and answer audience questions at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW. Harjo said she may have her daughter, Rainy Dawn Ortiz, and a few other poets open the event with readings. And Harjo said she will play her saxophone; she’s the longtime leader of the band Poetic Justice. The event is sold out and Bookworks, a sponsor of the event, reports that no seats are or will be available. However, anyone may reserve an autographed copy of “An American Sunrise” at bkwrks.com. Copies can be picked up at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, after the event.
Joy Harjo, the U.S. poet laureate, was born and raised in Oklahoma, but New Mexico has been her second home. She thinks of herself as a “dual citizen” of the two states.