It has been awhile since I have been haunted by a song. When I first heard the Miles Davis Sketches of Spain album I was living in a concrete block apartment during a rough winter in Iowa City with two young children and few resources. I was caught in the need to flee the damp […]

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

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 […]

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, […]

Moving back to the Southeast has had a profound effect on me, especially when it comes to erasure.  Our tribal names are everywhere. My family history is everywhere. Buildings and streets are named after those who fought and removed tribal people who originally lived here in the Knoxville area. I can name relatives who fought against removal. […]