Joy Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the author of nine poetry collections. From 2019 to 2022 she served as the Poet Laureate of the United States. Harjo is the recipient of Yale’s 2023 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry.
“Praise the Rain” from Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, copyright © 2015 by Joy Harjo. Reprinted by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.: www.wwnorton.com.
Image: Larry from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, “Rain Clouds, Brackley Beach, PEI,” copyright © 2013. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
Days of Smoke: Poets on the Climate Crisis is made possible in part through a partnership with Battery Park City Authority and in collaboration with the Poetry Coalition’s 2023 program theme, “And so much lost you’d think / beauty had left a lesson”: Poetry and Grief. Special thanks to curator Ryan Mita; Abby Ehrlich and JP Diaz at the Battery Park City Authority; Fred Courtright at The Permissions Company and Robert Shatzkin at W.W. Norton.