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Poet warrior : a memoir / Joy Harjo.

Author/creator Harjo, Joy author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2021]
Copyright Notice ©2021
Descriptionx, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents To imagine the spirit of poetry -- Prepare -- You might know me first -- Ancestral roots -- Becoming -- A postcolonial tale -- Diamond light -- Teachers -- Sunset.
Abstract "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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Issued in other formebook version : 9780393248531
Genre/formAutobiographical poetry.
Genre/formAutobiographical poetry.
LCCN 2021025215
ISBN9780393248524 hardcover
ISBN0393248526 hardcover
ISBN9780393248531 paperback
ISBN0393248534 paperback
ISBNelectronic publication
Standard identifier# 40030730379

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