How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems 1975-2001

How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems 1975-2001

by Joy Harjo

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Overview

Over a quarter-century's work from the 2003 winner of the Arrell Gibson Award for Lifetime Achievement.


This collection gathers poems from throughout Joy Harjo's twenty-eight-year career, beginning in 1973 in the age marked by the takeover at Wounded Knee and the rejuvenation of indigenous cultures in the world through poetry and music. How We Became Human explores its title question in poems of sustaining grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393325348
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/19/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 70,680
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee Creek Nation and was named United States Poet Laureate in 2019. The author of eight books of poetry and a memoir, Crazy Brave, her many honors include the Jackson Poetry Prize, 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, where she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow.

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Adrienne Rich

I turn and return to Harjo's poetry for her breathtaking complex witness and for her world-remaking language.

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