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An American sunrise : poems / Joy Harjo.

Author/creator Harjo, Joy author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2020.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionxiii, 116 pages : map ; 21 cm
Contents Prologue -- Map of the Trail of Tears -- Break My Heart -- My grandfather Monahwee -- Exile of Memory -- Granddaughters -- The Fight -- Directions to You -- Seven Generations -- In 1990 a congress -- Weapons, -- The Story Wheel -- Once I looked at the moon -- Washing My Mother's Body -- There is a map -- Rising and Falling -- The Road to Disappearance -- Mama and Papa Have the Going Home Shiprock Blues -- My great-grandfather Monahwee -- How to Write a Poem in a Time of War -- Mvskoke Mourning Song -- First Morning -- Singing Everything -- Falling from the Night Sky -- Our knowledge is based -- For Earth's Grandsons -- Running -- A Refuge in the Smallest of Places -- I'm Nobody! Who Are You? -- Bourbon and Blues -- My Great-Aunt Ella Monahwee Jacobs's Testimony -- Road -- The Southeast was covered -- Desire's Dog -- Dawning -- Honoring -- My Man's Feet -- "I Wonder What You Are Thinking," -- For Those Who Would Govern -- Rabbit Invents the Saxophone -- When Adolfe Sax patented -- Let There Be No Regrets -- Advice for Countries, Advanced, Developing and Falling -- Tobacco Origin Story -- My aunt Lois Harjo told me -- Redbird Love -- We follow the DNA spiral of stories -- Becoming Seventy -- Beyond -- Ren-Toh-Pvrv -- Memory Sack -- Every night -- Cehotosakvtes -- One March -- By the Way -- When we made it down last year -- Welcoming Song -- An American Sunrise -- Bless This Land -- Acknowledgements.
Abstract "A nationally best-selling volume of wise, powerful poetry from the first Native American poet laureate of the United States."--Back cover.
Abstract "In this stunning collection, Joy Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where the Mvskoke people, including her own ancestors, were forcibly displaced. From her memory of her mother's death, to her beginnings in the Native rights movement, to the fresh road with her beloved, Harjo's personal life intertwines with tribal histories to create a space for renewed beginnings."--Back cover.
General note"Featuring a reading group guide"--Back cover.
ISBN9780393358483 (paperback)
Standard identifier# 9780393358483

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner General Stacks PS3558.A62423 A64 2019 ✔ Available Place Hold