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

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

by Joy Harjo
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: 01/17/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 402,181
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Joy Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is the author of nine poetry collections and two memoirs, most recently Poet Warrior. The recipient of the 2023 Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2023 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, and the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, she lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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

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