She Had Some Horses

She Had Some Horses

by Joy Harjo


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A new edition of the beloved volume by Joy Harjo, one of our foremost Native American poets.

First published in 1983 and now considered a classic, She Had Some Horses is a powerful exploration of womanhood's most intimate moments. Joy Harjo's poems speak of women's despair, of their imprisonment and ruin at the hands of men and society, but also of their awakenings, power, and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393334210
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 52,634
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(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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She Had Some Horses 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
heavyleg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Beautiful and devastating. This book blew through me.
pascalepetit on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The title poem 'She Had Some Horses' reinvents and updates the 'Navajo War God's Horse Chant' placing it in an urban and contemporary setting but drawing on the boast tradition with its parallel structures and syntax. Each time I use this poem in a workshop the students find different and new things in it, so a multi-layered poem in a multi-layered book by a real poet.