Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings


Book - 2015
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In these 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.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393248500
Branch Call Number: 811.54 HARJO
Characteristics: xvi, 139 pages ; 22 cm


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Echoing like a song and deeply human, this collection by Mvskoke (Creek) poet Joy Harjo is another brilliant work by the Poet Laureate.

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LPL_ShirleyB Oct 12, 2020

Honor Indigenous People's Day!
As a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma Joy Harjo is the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate.
I heartily recommend listening as she sings & speaks her powerful lyrical stories of knowing and nurturing.

Oct 08, 2020

Joy Harjo is our first Native American (Muscogee) US Poet Laureate, from Tulsa, Oklahoma. This collection has some real gems and I like the various formats in her music-like poetry. Very enjoyable.

May 12, 2019

Easy to read. Popular kitchen-table poetry. For American preteens.


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