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Don’t miss the opportunity to watch the nation’s premier poet virtually in your living room as she discusses her work, reads her poems, and answers your questions!
Please join us on Monday, May 3 at 6 pm for an evening of poetry and discussion with Joy Harjo, 23rd United States Poet Laureate and the first Native American to hold the position. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo is an internationally renowned award-winning poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. Join us for this free, online program!

Limited virtual seats-- Please RSVP today!
Coming up in our virtual Friday series:

Please join us next Friday, May 7 at 5 pm for the program “José Clemente Orozco and the Epic of Greater America," presented by Dr. Mary K. Coffey (Dartmouth). Click below for details and registration, and join us for this free, online program via Zoom!
In this recent interview, U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo talks about how she makes sense of the last year, the poems and rituals she’s sought out, and why, in times of injustice and discord, poetry can take us where we need to go. Please join us on Monday, May 3 for an evening of poetry and discussion in a special event with Joy Harjo.
Joy Harjo reads her poem “Remember” and discusses its meaning in this short video made for PBS Kids. She says that what she loves most about poetry is the ability to travel through the words and sounds of a poem. And Harjo reminds us that “there are poets in all of our communities, we just don’t always know them.”
Listen to Connections program manager Mary Nolin read For a Girl Becoming. This book, written by Joy Harjo and illustrated by Mercedes McDonald, explores the transformative moments in the journey from birth to adulthood. Activities to accompany the book suitable for all age and literacy levels are available on our website.
Call for nominations:
New Hampshire Humanities Board of Directors

If you or someone you know shares our commitment to sustaining and elevating the humanities in the Granite State, New Hampshire Humanities (NHH) invites nominations for our Board of Directors. Members attend 4-6 meetings per year, serve on committees, and help shape policy and NHH directives. Nominees should have a passion for the humanities, dedication to public service, and a commitment to providing cultural enrichment opportunities for all Granite Staters. Submit nominations to Linda Patchett, NHH Board of Directors, at

Why humanities?

Help us use the power of the humanities to provide opportunities for learning and listening, contemplation and connection to people in the Granite State.

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