Crazy Brave: A Memoir

Crazy Brave: A Memoir

by Joy Harjo

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Crazy Brave: A Memoir by Joy Harjo

A spiritual coming-of-age memoir from a poet praised for her "breathtaking complex witness and world-remaking language" (Adrienne Rich).
In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo, one of our leading Native American voices, details her journey to becoming a poet. Born in Oklahoma, the end place of the Trail of Tears, Harjo grew up learning to dodge an abusive stepfather by finding shelter in her imagination, a deep spiritual life, and connection with the natural world. She attended an Indian arts boarding school, where she nourished an appreciation for painting, music, and poetry; gave birth while still a teenager; and struggled on her own as a single mother, eventually finding her poetic voice. Narrating the complexities of betrayal and love, Crazy Brave is a memoir about family and the breaking apart necessary in finding a voice. Harjo’s tale of a hardscrabble youth, young adulthood, and transformation into an award-winning poet and musician is haunting, unique, and visionary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393073461
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/09/2012
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 833,205
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joy Harjo is an internationally known performer and writer of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation, the author of ten books of poetry and a memoir, Crazy Brave. A critically acclaimed poet, her many honors include the Ruth Lilly Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Josephine Miles Poetry Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, and the American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Crazy Brave: A Memoir 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting in the beginning, however, I felt let-down toward the end. She seemed to be telling her story but at times it seemed to be without the feeling one deeply feels when really hurt inside.
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