Catching the light

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Lima Public Library - Adult Nonfiction
811 HAR
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Perry Public Library - Adult Nonfiction
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122 pages ; 18 cm


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The 2021 Windham-Campbell Lecture
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.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Harjo, J. (2022). Catching the light . Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Harjo, Joy. 2022. Catching the Light. Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Harjo, Joy. Catching the Light Yale University Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Harjo, Joy. Catching the Light Yale University Press, 2022.

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