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Crazy brave : a memoir

Author: Joy Harjo
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be appointed Poet Laureate of the United States, 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. Narrating the complexities of betrayal and love, grounded in tribal myth and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joy Harjo; Joy Harjo; Joy Harjo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Harjo
ISBN: 9780393073461 0393073467
OCLC Number: 755704967
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
East -- North -- West -- South.
A memoir from the Native American poet describes her youth with an abusive stepfather, becoming a single teen mom, and how she struggled to finally find inner peace and her creative voice.
1st ed.
Awards: American Book Award, 2013.
Description: 169 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: East --
North --
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Responsibility: Joy Harjo.
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A spiritual coming-of-age memoir from a poet praised for her "breathtaking complex witness and world-remaking language" (Adrienne Rich).  Read more...
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"Joy Harjo is a giant-hearted, gorgeous, and glorious gift to the world. Her belief in art, in spirit, is so powerful, it can't help but spill over to us-lucky readers. Wildly passionate and honest Read more...

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