Joy Harjo

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry -- Joy Harjo, Paperback

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This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. Opening with a blessing from Pulitzer Prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, the book contains powerful introductions from contributing editors who represent the five geographically organized sections. Each section begins with a poem from traditional oral literatures and closes with emerging poets, ranging from Eleazar, a seventeenth-century Native student at Harvard, to Jake Skeets, a young Diné poet born in 1991, and including renowned writers such as Luci Tapahanso, Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, and Ray Young Bear. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through offers the extraordinary sweep of Native literature, without which no study of American poetry is complete.

Author: Joy Harjo
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 08/25/2020
Pages: 496
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.32lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780393356809

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 03/01/2020 pg. 64
Publishers Weekly 05/18/2020 pg. 35
Booklist 06/01/2020 pg. 18
Library Journal 08/01/2020 pg. 72

Product Tags:

Accessible Poetry, American, American poetry - Indian authors, Anthologies (multiple authors), Joy Harjo, Literary Criticism, Native American, Paperback, Poetry, W. W. Norton & Company

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