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Catching the light, Joy Harjo

Label
Catching the light
Title
Catching the light
Statement of responsibility
Joy Harjo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this lyrical meditation about the why of writing poetry, Joy Harjo reflects on significant points of illumination, experience, and questioning from her fifty years as a poet. Comprised of intimate vignettes that take us through the author's life journey as a youth in the late 1960s, a single mother, and a champion of Native nations, this book offers a fresh understanding of how poetry functions as an expression of purpose, spirit, community, and memory. Harjo insists the most meaningful poetry is birthed through cracks in history from what is broken and unseen. At the crossroads of this brokenness, she calls us to watch and listen for the songs of justice for all those America has denied. This is an homage to the power of words to defy erasure--to inscribe the story, again and again, of who we have been, who we are, and who we can be
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harjo, Joy
Dewey number
809.93353
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A62423
LC item number
.Z46 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Why I write
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harjo, Joy
  • Poets, American
  • Poets, American
  • Poets laureate
  • Indian women authors
  • Women poets, American
  • Women poets, American
  • Poetry
  • Poetry
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
Label
Catching the light, Joy Harjo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
The 2021 Windham-Campbell Lecture
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1310155936
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9780300257038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1310155936
Label
Catching the light, Joy Harjo
Publication
Copyright
Note
The 2021 Windham-Campbell Lecture
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1310155936
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9780300257038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1310155936

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