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ISBN13: 9780393073461
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In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo, one of our leading Native American voices, details her journey to becoming a poet. Born in Oklahoma, the end place of the Trail of Tears, Harjo grew up learning to dodge an abusive stepfather by finding shelter in her imagination, a deep spiritual life, and connection with the natural world. She attended an Indian arts boarding school, where she nourished an appreciation for painting, music, and poetry; gave birth while still a teenager; and struggled on her own as a single mother, eventually finding her poetic voice. Narrating the complexities of betrayal and love, is a memoir about family and the breaking apart necessary in finding a voice. Harjo's tale of a hardscrabble youth, young adulthood, and transformation into an award-winning poet and musician is haunting, unique, and visionary.

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A spiritual coming-of-age memoir from a poet praised for her "breathtaking complex witness and world-remaking language" (Adrienne Rich).

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Joy Harjo lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and travels the United States playing saxophone with her band.

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RussC, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by RussC)
Crazy Brave is a memoir written by Joy Harjo. It is a powerful beautifully told story of her journey to become the poet we know her as today. Through struggles, hardship and pain, she evolves and finds her voice. A must for those who have been Joy Harjo supports for many years and the memoir provides great insight into Joy Harjo's heart and soul.
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M F Hadley, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by M F Hadley)
I first met Joy Harjo at a poetry reading at Fort Lewis College in the late 1970s and have been a fan of hers ever since, so it was with much anticipation that I read what will surely be only a first installment of her memoir, Crazy Brave. This book covers Harjo's childhood and it describes an uneasy early life, filled with abuse and neglect and also magical moments and the beginnings of a creative life. I am looking forward to reading future volumes of memoirs of this amazingly creative woman's life. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393073461
Author:
Harjo, Joy
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Native Americans
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 photographs
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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