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LocationMt Jewett
TitleAn American sunrise : poems / Joy Harjo.
AuthorHarjo, Joy. aut
Call No811.54 HAR
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
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811.54 HAR40778000014822AvailableMt Jewett

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 1324003863 hardcover
International Standard Book Number 9781324003861 hardcover
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 811/.54 23
Other Classification Number 820(73)"19"HARJ7 BCUDsa clasbcud
Personal Name Harjo, Joy. aut
Title Statement An American sunrise : poems / Joy Harjo.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint ?2019
Imprint New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2019
Physical Description xiii, 116 pages : map ; 22 cm
Content Type cartographic image cri rdacontent
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Formatted Contents Note Prologue -- Map of the Trail of Tears -- Break My Heart -- My grandfather Monahwee -- Exile of Memory -- Granddaughters -- The Fight -- Directions to You -- Seven Generations -- In 1990 a congress -- Weapons, -- The Story Wheel -- Once I looked at the moon -- Washing My Mother's Body -- There is a map -- Rising and Falling -- The Road to Disappearance -- Mama and Papa Have the Going Home Shiprock Blues -- My great-grandfather Monahwee -- How to Write a Poem in a Time of War -- Mvskoke Mourning Song -- First Morning -- Singing Everything -- Falling from the Night Sky -- Our knowledge is based -- For Earth's Grandsons -- Running -- A Refuge in the Smallest of Places -- I'm Nobody! Who Are You? -- Bourbon and Blues -- My Great-Aunt Ella Monahwee Jacobs's Testimony -- Road -- The Southeast was covered -- Desire's Dog -- Dawning -- Honoring -- My Man's Feet -- "I Wonder What You Are Thinking," -- For Those Who Would Govern -- Rabbit Invents the Saxophone -- When Adolfe Sax patented -- Let There Be No Regrets -- Advice for Countries, Advanced, Developing and Falling -- Tobacco Origin Story -- My aunt Lois Harjo told me -- Redbird Love -- We follow the DNA spiral of stories -- Becoming Seventy -- Beyond -- Ren-Toh-Pvrv -- Memory Sack -- Every night -- Cehotosakvtes -- One March -- By the Way -- When we made it down last year -- Welcoming Song -- An American Sunrise -- Bless This Land -- Acknowledgements.
Summary, Etc. "In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi to Indian Territory, which is now part of Oklahoma. Two hundred years later, Joy Harjo returns to her family's lands and opens a dialogue with history ... Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where her people, and other indigenous families, essentially disappeared. From her memory of her mother's death, to her beginnings in the Native rights movement, to the fresh road with her beloved, Harjo's personal life intertwines with tribal histories to create a space for renewed beginnings. Her poems sing of beauty and survival, illuminating a spirituality that connects her to her ancestors and thrums with the quiet anger of living in the ruins of injustice." -- Jacket.
Summary, Etc. A stunning new volume from the first native American poet laureate of the United States, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land.
Subject-Personal Name Harjo, Joy Family Poetry.
Subject-Personal Name Harjo, Joy. fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term American poetry.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term American poetry. fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Creek Indians History Poetry.
Index Term-Genre/Form Poetry.

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