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Joy Harjo: Soul Mate to the Human World

Reading Joy Harjo’s poetry is like discovering there is a paradise after all. It’s like discovering a soul mate. To select only one poem must necessarily be a random act because it’s all good. 588 more words


Race and Children's Lit (Part 2)

If you think of your favorite childhood book, chances are the protagonist, if human, is white.  And if you walk into a bookstore tomorrow, the odds are much better than 50-50 that the first book you pick up will not feature a child of color.   1,680 more words


Joy Harjo, "Fear Poem, or I Give You Back"

Joy Harjo

“Fear Poem, or I Give You Back”

I release you, my beautiful and terrible
fear. I release you. You were my beloved
and hated twin, but now, I don’t know you… 264 more words


National Poetry Month 2015: Day 28, Joy Harjo

“She Had Some Horses”

Joy Harjo

She had some horses.

She had horses who were bodies of sand.
She had horses who were maps drawn of blood. 367 more words

National Poetry Month

Poetry Favorites: Meg Eden

Who is your favorite living poet?

This seems to always be changing for me. Right now I’m on a Les Murray kick, but also love… 232 more words

National Poetry Month

prayer for a windswept walk

To pray you open your whole self
To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon
To one whole voice that is you.

– from “Eagle Poem,” 18 more words


I give you back

One of my all-time most cherished poems by one of my all-time favorite poets, Joy Harjo…with a photo of my nephew to lead the way. 296 more words