Crazy Brave

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.36 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393345438

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About the Author

Joy Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is the author of nine poetry collections, most recently An American Sunrise, and one previous memoir, Crazy Brave. She edited the anthologies When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through and Living Nations, Living Words. Named poet laureate of the United States in 2019, she lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow.

Reviews

A saga about the survival of spirituality and creativity in the face of generations of racism, dispossession, and familial dysfunction...Fantastic, terrible and beautiful.--Rebecca Steinitz
A must-read for her fans and a fascinating door into her world for those new to her work.--Elizabeth Wilkinson
Stirring...In her harrowing and ultimately hopeful story, Harjo allows the reader to know her intimately, and we are enriched by her honesty.
Gritty and mystical...Reads like a sacred prayer.
Exquisite...A must-read for anyone who appreciates the healing power of literature.
Blunt, moving...[Affirms and acclaims] the artistic impulse.
Dances into hard truth. [Harjo's] fine crafting of words and deft braiding of mythic visions throughout the text almost--almost--draw you past the truth of her personal story. That story is harsh and scary, mystical and loving, and, ultimately, triumphant and healing.
Joy Harjo has always been able to see with more than her eyes. Her writing is a testament to this gift. Her memoir honors her own journey as well as those who fell along the wayside. Her hero's journey is a gift for all those struggling to make their way.--Sandra Cisneros