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REDCAT and CALARTS MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING PRESENT: JOY HARJO

REDCAT and the CalArts MFA in Creative Writing are proud to present an evening with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, the 2021 Katie Jacobson Writer in Residence.

This event is free. To atend virtually, please RSVP here.

Serving her third term as the U.S. Poet Laureate, and author of nine books of poetry, several plays and children's books, and two memoirs, Crazy Brave and Poet Warrior: A Call for Love and Justice, Joy Harjo’s approach to writing as inseparable from orality, memory, culture and performance invigorates her creation of an ever-unfolding cross-genre literary form. Her acclaimed writings map a rich cosmology, where time, body, heart and knowing shape her compassionate dedication to a poetics that empowers Native American voices in tribal history, struggle and everyday life.  Her national bestseller, An American Sunrise, threads her personal experiences and tribal histories to reflect on the blessings of her homeland and confront the site where the Mvskoke people, including her own ancestors, were forcibly displaced.  As she makes clear in her poem, “Break My Heart,”: “Baby, baby, baby/You can’t say what’s been said/Before, though even words/Are creatures of habit,” holding space for recuperation and new beginnings insists on the inimitable power of vulnerability, rooted in resistance, in land and love, wisdom she is celebrated for.

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
An American Sunrise: Poems Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324003861
Availability: Backordered
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 13th, 2019

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When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Cover Image
By Joy Harjo (Editor), LeAnne Howe (With), Jennifer Elise Foerster (With)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393356809
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2020

Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry Cover Image
By Joy Harjo (Editor), Carla D. Hayden (Foreword by), The Library of Congress (With)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780393867916
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

Crazy Brave: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393345438
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 29th, 2013

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393353631
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 24th, 2017

How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems 1975-2002 Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393325348
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 17th, 2004

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: Poems Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393313628
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 1996

She Had Some Horses: Poems Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393334210
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 17th, 2008

Soul Talk, Song Language: Conversations with Joy Harjo Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780819574183
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - September 24th, 2013

For a Girl Becoming (Sun Tracks  #66) Cover Image
By Joy Harjo, Mercedes McDonald (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780816527977
Availability: Backordered
Published: University of Arizona Press - October 15th, 2009