Poet Warrior by Joy Harjo audiobook
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Poet Warrior: A Memoir

By Joy Harjo
Read by Joy Harjo

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780393248524

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799794424

  • ISBN: 9781799794424

Runtime: 5.33 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the Reading the West Book Award for Memoir/Biography

National best seller

Three-term poet laureate Joy Harjo offers a vivid, lyrical, and inspiring call for love and justice in this contemplation of her trailblazing life.

Joy Harjo, the first Native American to serve as US 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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Author Bio: Joy Harjo

Author Bio: Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee Creek Nation and who was named United States Poet Laureate in 2019. In 2020, she was named US Poet Laureate for a second term. She is the author of eight books of poetry and a memoir, Crazy Brave. Her many honors include the Jackson Poetry Prize, the Ruth Lilly Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Josephine Miles Poetry Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, an Oklahoma Tulsa Artist Fellow, and the American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 5.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English