Tulsa native Joy Harjo among 2019 Tulsa Artist Fellows

Melisa Pomero

Writer in GearMonster


Award-winning poet, musician and Tulsa native Joy Harjo is one of the 27 visual and literary artists chosen for the 2019 class of Tulsa Artist Fellows.

The Tulsa Artist Fellows program, founded and underwritten by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, brings established and emerging artists to Tulsa to live and work here for a year.

Fellows are provided with fully subsidized work and living spaces, as well as a $20,000 stipend for the year.

Harjo, whose books include the recent memoir “Crazy Brave” and the poetry collection “She Had Some Horses,” said in a statement, “This fellowship confirms that my final steps lead home to Tulsa. In one of my very first poems, written in the late ‘70s, I wrote: ‘Oklahoma will be the last song I’ll ever sing.’ And here we are.”