Verse Like Water, the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, in collaboration with Riverland College and the Olseth Foundation, will present U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo in an event to be streamed live at noon Thursday, Nov. 12.

Harjo is a major voice in American literature, and she is an activist, musician and writer of memoirs and essays. Many high schools are involved in this statewide event, and the Olseth Foundation is sending out 1,250 copies of her latest book, "An American Sunrise," to indigenous students across Minnesota.

Access this literary event celebrating the necessity of poetry is at The livestreamed event is free and open to the public.

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