One of Native America’s strongest voices, poet and musician Joy Harjo has finally told her own story in this poetic memoir. Like her rich poetry, this book brims with lyrical word pictures, glimpses of Harjo’s childhood and time in Indian boarding school; her marriages, lovers and children; her struggles with alcohol and her Native identity; […]

Part autobiography, part prose poem and part mythology, this memoir begs to be read aloud. Harjo traces the origin of her poetic musical and theatrical careers, but she offers much more than reminiscences. Her story is an account of the forging of a woman’s soul, the hammer blows striking only to reshape her into a sharp […]

Molissa Fenley, approaching 59, dances in works she introduced more than 30 years ago. The program’s premiere, “Found Object,” Ms. Fenley composed by soliciting instructions from writer Joy Harjo and others. I just published a review of *Crazy Brave* on my blog “WanderLit”.  It can be found at:   It was a privilege to read […]