Sherwin Bitsui shares an ongoing dialogue with the distinguished writer, artist, and musician Joy Harjo, one of the pioneers of the wave of Native art and activism that emerged from IAIA in the ‘70s.
A wonderful piece of news! The Passigli edition of Un delta nella pelle won one of the most important poetry prizes – IL PREMIO CAMAIOR! http://www.passiglieditori.it/un-delta-nella-pelle-di-joy-harjo-vince-il-premio-internazionale-camaiore Translated page (to English): https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.passiglieditori.it%2Fun-delta-nella-pelle-di-joy-harjo-vince-il-premio-internazionale-camaiore
Bringing Traditional Themes Into Contemporary Writing Critics call Joy Harjo “the first lady of American Indian poetry.” But Harjo is more than a poet. She is also an author, musician and playwright. She is a native of Oklahoma and a member of the Mvskoke (Muscogee) Nation. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE
The saxophone is so human. Its tendency is to be rowdy, edgy, talk too loud, bump into people, say the wrong words at the wrong time. But then, you take a breath, all the way from the center of the earth and blow. All that heartache is forgiven. All that love we humans carry makes […]
Joy Harjo in a full clear reading of her work in the formative place where she first really took up writing, here in New Mexico. Introduction by Gus Blaisdell, proprietor of the Living Batch Bookstore in Albuquerque. I recorded this on my little Sony Professional cassette recorder. — Larry Goodell
This year’s Lilly Prize winner discusses the intersection of poetry and music, as well as the women’s rights and Indigenous rights movements that much her poetry is borne out of.
My relationship with robins began in childhood, when I used to find the most peace, outside alone. It was when I thought with the trees, with earth, with timelessness that spiritual guidance, knowing and knowledge would speak and move about in beautiful and insightful designs of revelations. Robins were always there. And when years later, […]