The eagle, rather than an imperious symbol of American exceptionalism, is actually a cleansing force that can lead us into peace and beauty.
Author: Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo is an American poet, musician, playwright, and author. She is the incumbent U.S. Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold that honor. She is also only the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to serve three terms. Harjo is a member of the Muscogee Nation and belongs to Oce Vpofv.