"An American Sunrise" Poems by Joy Harjo is the Malden Reads 2022 book selection. Joy Harjo is Poet Laureate of the United States. She is a member of Muscogee Creek Nation. She is the first Native American poet to serve as Poet Laureat for the Library of Congress. She is the author of 9 books of poetry, 2 award-winning children's books, several screenplays, and other works.