An American Sunrise: Poems

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$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
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Pages
144
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393358483

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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 and two memoirs, most recently Poet Warrior. The recipient of the 2023 Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2023 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, and the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, she lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Reviews
Full of celebration, crisis, brokenness and healing.--New York Times Book Review
Harjo, though very much a poet of America, extracts from her own personal and cultural touchstones a more galactal understanding of the world, and her poems become richer for it.--Maya Phillips - The New Yorker
[Joy Harjo's] poems are accessible and easy to read, but making them no less penetrating and powerful, spoken from a deep and timeless source of compassion for all.... [A] stark reminder of what poetry is for and what it can do.--Craig Morgan Teicher - NPR
A powerful reminder as to why [Joy] Harjo's voice is so at home everywhere.... When a poet scales her gaze so grandly, something strange and miraculous happens to poetry. It opens up and becomes more than a mere literary device, it becomes a delivery system of wonder.... Harjo's goal as a poet has been to wake us up, to talk to us as if there is nothing so natural as singing. It is impossible to read this beautiful book and not wonder if our world would be a little better if more of us remembered how.--John Freeman - Boston Globe
While the subject matter of her new poems continuously hits you in the gut, Harjo brings a sense of resilience to that dark history.--Christian Allaire - Vogue
Radiant.... [A] profound, brilliantly conceived song cycle, celebrating ancestors, present and future generations, historic endurance and fresh beginnings.--Jane Ciabattari - BBC
Reveals glimpses of life in Oklahoma's Muscogee Creek Nation alongside delicately rendered ruminations on memory, family and healing.--Drew Tewksbury - Los Angeles Times
[A] resplendent and reverberating new volume.... Harjo's bracing political perspective is matched by timeless wisdom.... In clarion, incantatory poems that recalibrate heart and mind, Harjo conveys both the endless ripples of loss and the brightening beauty and hope of the sunrise.--Booklist