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  • 17 of 26 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Woodbury Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Woodbury Public Library B HARJO (Text to phone) 34018142678475 Adult Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 0393248526 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780393248524 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780393248524
  • ISBN: 0393248526
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]

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"Poet Laureate Joy Harjo offers a vivid, lyrical, and inspiring call for love and justice in this contemplation of her trailblazing life. In the second memoir from the first Native American to serve as US poet laureate, Joy Harjo invites us to travel along the heartaches, losses, and humble realizations of her "poet-warrior" road. A musical, kaleidoscopic meditation, Poet Warrior reveals how Harjo came to write poetry of compassion and healing, poetry with the power to unearth the truth and demand justice. Weaving together the voices that shaped her, Harjo listens to stories of ancestors and family, the poetry and music that she first encountered as a child, the teachings of a changing earth, and the poets who paved her way. She explores her grief at the loss of her mother and sheds light on the rituals that nourish her as an artist, mother, wife, and community member. Moving fluidly among prose, song, and poetry, Poet Warrior is a luminous journey of becoming that sings with all the jazz, blues, tenderness, and bravery that we know as distinctly Joy Harjo"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Harjo, Joy.
Poets, American > 20th century > Biography.
Poets, American > 21st century > Biography.
Indian women authors > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Autobiographical poetry.
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Poet Warrior : A Memoir
Poet Warrior : A Memoir
by Harjo, Joy
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Poet Warrior : A Memoir


Joy Harjo, the first Native American to serve as U.S. poet laureate, invites us to travel along the heartaches, losses, and humble realizations of her "poet-warrior" road. A musical, kaleidoscopic, and wise follow-up to Crazy Brave, Poet Warrior reveals how Harjo came to write poetry of compassion and healing, poetry with the power to unearth the truth and demand justice. Harjo listens to stories of ancestors and family, the poetry and music that she first encountered as a child, and the messengers of a changing earth-owls heralding grief, resilient desert plants, and a smooth green snake curled up in surprise. She celebrates the influences that shaped her poetry, among them Audre Lorde, N. Scott Momaday, Walt Whitman, Muscogee stomp dance call-and-response, Navajo horse songs, rain, and sunrise. In absorbing, incantatory prose, Harjo grieves at the loss of her mother, reckons with the theft of her ancestral homeland, and sheds light on the rituals that nourish her as an artist, mother, wife, and community member. Moving fluidly between prose, song, and poetry, Harjo recounts a luminous journey of becoming, a spiritual map that will help us all find home. Poet Warrior sings with the jazz, blues, tenderness, and bravery that we know as distinctly Joy Harjo.

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