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Reinventing the Enemy's Language

Contemporary Native Women’s Writings of North America, edited by Joy Harjo & Gloria Bird (1997)

Women Writers

Joy Harjo

And I particularly admire the tender construction of your spine which in the gentle dawning is a ladder between the deep in which stars are perfectly stars, and the heavens where we converse with eagles. 24 more words


Talented performer Joy Harjo speaks at Springfield College

Gage Nutter
Staff Writer

So many people were in attendance at a speaking event featuring internationally known poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player Joy Harjo, that additional seating had to be added right before the event started. 496 more words

Springfield College

Happy National Poetry Month!

Every year I celebrate National Poetry Month by sharing a poem each day during the month of April. And this year is no different!  Check back daily for a different poem.   190 more words

Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo

I read this book almost entirely while lying in bed, while falling in love. Joy Harjo’s a fixture in poetry and literature. Before now, I’d only ever read a poem or two here and there, but I’d never really gotten into her work…that is until I read her memoir, … 825 more words

Word Cloud: BREATH

by Nona Blyth Cloud

The element most essential to human life is air. If we can’t breathe, we die. Life outside the womb begins with a first inhale of air, and ends with a last exhale. 1,548 more words


"Our dreams drink coffee with us as they put their arms around our children. "

Perhaps the World Ends Here

Joy Harjo, 1951

The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat
to live.

The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. 37 more words