Synopses & Reviews
She draws from the Native American tradition of praising the land and the spirit, the realities of American culture, and the concept of feminine individuality.
"I fell in love with these poems, with their clarity and light, their wisdom born somewhere between sky and earth." Sandra Cisneros
"I turn and return to Harjo's poetry for her breathtaking, complex witness and for her world-remaking language: precise, unsentimental, miraculous." Adrienne Rich
Joy Harjo, one of this country's foremost Native American voices, combines elements of storytelling, prayer, and song, informed by her interest in jazz and by her North American tribal background, in this, her fourth volume of poetry.
About the Author
Joy Harjo is an internationally known performer and writer of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She has written seven books of poetry, including She Had Some Horses and How We Became Human, and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.