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An American sunrise : poems

Author: Joy Harjo
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi to Indian Territory, which is now part of Oklahoma. Two hundred years later, Joy Harjo returns to her family's lands and opens a dialogue with history ... Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where her people, and other indigenous families, essentially disappeared.

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Named Person: Joy Harjo; Joy Harjo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Harjo
ISBN: 9781324003861 1324003863
OCLC Number: 1084432549
Description: xiii, 116 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Map of the Trail of Tears --
Break My Heart --
My grandfather Monahwee --
Exile of Memory --
Granddaughters --
The Fight --
Directions to You --
Seven Generations --
In 1990 a congress --
Weapons, --
The Story Wheel --
Once I looked at the moon --
Washing My Mother's Body --
There is a map --
Rising and Falling --
The Road to Disappearance --
Mama and Papa Have the Going Home Shiprock Blues --
My great-grandfather Monahwee --
How to Write a Poem in a Time of War --
Mvskoke Mourning Song --
First Morning --
Singing Everything --
Falling from the Night Sky --
Our knowledge is based --
For Earth's Grandsons --
Running --
A Refuge in the Smallest of Places --
I'm Nobody! Who Are You? --
Bourbon and Blues --
My Great-Aunt Ella Monahwee Jacobs's Testimony --
Road --
The Southeast was covered --
Desire's Dog --
Dawning --
Honoring --
My Man's Feet --
"I Wonder What You Are Thinking," --
For Those Who Would Govern --
Rabbit Invents the Saxophone --
When Adolfe Sax patented --
Let There Be No Regrets --
Advice for Countries, Advanced, Developing and Falling --
Tobacco Origin Story --
My aunt Lois Harjo told me --
Redbird Love --
We follow the DNA spiral of stories --
Becoming Seventy --
Beyond --
Ren-Toh-Pvrv --
Memory Sack --
Every night --
Cehotosakvtes --
One March --
By the Way --
When we made it down last year --
Welcoming Song --
An American Sunrise --
Bless This Land --
Responsibility: Joy Harjo.


National Bestseller A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land.  Read more...


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"Full of celebration, crisis, brokenness, and healing." -- Daisy Fried - New York Times "If you only read one book of poems this summer, make it An American Sunrise.... Every step of the journey is Read more...

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