Joy Harjo is an author, musician, playwright and poet. Harjo was born on 9th May 1951 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation.
From her official website, joyharjo.com:
Her seven books which includes such well-known titles as How We Became Human- New and Selected Poems, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, and She Had Some Horses have garnered many awards. These include the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas; and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. For A Girl Becoming, a young adult/coming of age book, was released in 2009 and is Harjo’s most recent publication.