When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry
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W. W. Norton & Company
August 25, 2020
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.32 pounds
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About the Author
Jennifer Elise Foerster received her PhD in English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver and her MFA from the Vermont College of the Fine Arts, and is an alumna of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, NM. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford. Jennifer is the author of Leaving Tulsa (2013) and Bright Raft in the Afterweather (2018), both published by the University of Arizona Press. Foerster grew up living internationally, is of European (German/Dutch) and Mvskoke descent, and is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. She lives in San Francisco.
LeAnne Howe is the author, most recently, of Savage Conversations. She teaches at the University of Georgia - Athens.
Joy Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is the author of nine poetry collections and two memoirs, most recently Poet Warrior. The recipient of the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, she lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
This anthology is revelatory and stunning.... It shows the remarkable strength and diversity of Native poetry, which vitalizes all of American poetry. It is essential reading.--Arthur Sze, National Book Award-winning author of Sight Lines