Library Hours For 2021 Finals

Library Hours During 2021 Final Exams

8am – 3am Monday, December 6th — Friday, December 10th
9am – midnight Saturday, December 11th
11am – midnight Sunday, December 12th

Library Open 24/7

8am Monday, December 13th 11pm Tuesday, December 21st

Wednesday, December 22nd  

8am – 5pm

Christmas Recess

Thursday, December 23rd — Monday, January 3rd, 2022 CLOSED

First Native American Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

Image of inscribed book by Joy Harjo
Inscribed copy of She Had Some Horses by Joy Harjo in Walsh Library

Did you know that Seton Hall’s rare book collection contains poetry by Native American authors?  There is an inscribed copy of one of the early books of the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo, in Walsh Library’s Rare Book collection.  The book is titled She Had Some Horses and the inscription reads “for Penny and Bill, in strength and in beauty.”  This refers to William Higginson and his wife, who founded From Here Press in Patterson, New Jersey.  Higginson, a specialist in haiku, donated his incredible collection of poetry books to Seton Hall in 2013.

An alto saxophonist and artist as well as poet, Harjo breaks boundaries in many aspects of her work.  Influenced by jazz and blues as well as by her Cree heritage and poetic predecessors such as Audre Lorde, Harjo’s poetry reflects on loss, survival, and the limitations of language itself.

Learn more about her work and her life.