Smith College announces 2021 commencement speaker as Joy Harjo

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Smith College has announced its 2021 commencement speaker, U.S. poet laureate, Joy Harjo will address graduates at the May ceremony.

Harjo is the first native American to be named poet laureate and will give the keynote address at the ceremony on May 30. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and holds degrees from the University of New Mexico and the University of Iowa.

This year’s commencement will feature COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

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