A collection of poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human.
Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from the bend in the Tallapoosa River to a place near the Arkansas River. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout. Lost ancestors are recalled. Resilient songs are born, even as they grieve the loss of their country.
Hardcover: 160 pages
- Author: Joy Harjo
- Hardcover:160 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (September 28, 20 )
- ISBN-10: 039324850X
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 8.6 inches
About the Artist
Joy Harjo is an internationally known performer and writer of the Mvskoke-Creek Nation and the author of ten books of poetry. A critically acclaimed poet, her many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Josephine Miles Poetry Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, and the American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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