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Harjo, Joy

Overview
Works: 242 works in 424 publications in 3 languages and 19,636 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Fiction  Biography  Documentary television programs  Records and correspondence  Filmed literary readings  Nonfiction films  Pictorial works  History 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Performer, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS508.I5, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joy Harjo
Reinventing the enemy's language : contemporary native women's writing of North America( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From people who value stories and songs from literary traditions that are as encompassing and intricate as those of Europe, Reinventing the Enemy's Language is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind to collect the poetry, fiction, prayer and memoir from Native American women. It is about the process of writing and speaking that sheds light on what it means to be an Indian woman at the end of the century, as many nations - including the United States and Canada
The good luck cat by Joy Harjo( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because her good luck cat Woogie has already used up eight of his nine lives in narrow escapes from disaster, a Native American girl worries when he disappears
She had some horses by Joy Harjo( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joy Harjo's haunting poetry explores the pain, depth, and hope that women share. In this powerful collection of poems, Creek Indian Joy Harjo explores womanhood's most intimate moments. Her prose speaks of women's despair, of their imprisonment and ruin at the hands of men and society, but also of their awakenings, power, and love." --
In mad love and war by Joy Harjo( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman who fell from the sky : poems by Joy Harjo( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joy Harjo, one of this country's foremost Native American voices, combines elements of storytelling, prayer, and song, informed by her interest in jazz and by her North American tribal background, in this, her fourth volume of poetry. She is a mythic, visionary, and spiritual poet who draws from the Native American tradition of praising the land and the spirit, the realities of American culture, and the concept of feminine individuality. In describing this volume Harjo has said: "I believe that the word poet is synonymous with the word truth teller. So this collection tells a bit of the truth of what I have seen since my coming of age in the late sixties."
How we became human : new and selected poems by Joy Harjo( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... offers a selection ... including poems from She had some horses and Mad love and war ... signature blend of storytelling, prayer, and song ..."
A map to the next world : poetry and tales by Joy Harjo( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mvskoke tribal song and storytelling, Navajo and Hawaiian philosophies, the music of the Middle East, and the poetry of western civilizations can all be heard in these songs and stories that bear witness to the cruelties of history and the miracles of human kindness at the border between this century and the next
Secrets from the center of the world by Joy Harjo( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and Arabic and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images from Navajo country are accompanied by prose poems evoking the sacredness of the land
Conflict resolution for holy beings : poems by Joy Harjo( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from the bend in the Tallapoosa River to a place near the Arkansas River. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout. Lost ancestors are recalled. Resilient songs are born, even as they grieve the loss of their country
Joy Harjo by Joy Harjo( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Joy Harjo as she discusses her work and reads from her poetry, including "The woman who fell from the sky", "Secrets from the center of the world", "In mad love and war", and "She had some horses."
The power of the word( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A six-part television series celebrating contemporary poets and their poetry. Poets include : Sharon Olds, William Stafford, Octavio Paz, Galway Kinnell, James Autry, Quincy Troupe, Garrett Kaoru Hongo, Mary TallMountain, Joy Harjo, Li-Young Lee, Gerald Stern, Stanley Kunitz, W.S. Merwin, Robert Bly and Lucille Clifton
The search for Kennedy's PT 109 by Peter Getzels( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, takes you on a search for the sunken torpedo boat, PT 109. Includes eye-witness accounts, interviews with the crew and the Kennedy family members, and presents re-creations and archival footage of the events leading up to and following the collision with a Japanese destroyer
Where poems come from( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

15 major poets read and discuss the origins of their poetry: Yehuda Amichai, Lucille Clifton, Victor Hernández Cruz, Allen Ginsberg, Louise Glück, Joy Harjo, Galway Kinnell, Philip Levine, W.S. Merwin, Czeslaw Milosz, Octavio Paz, Ishmael Reed, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, and Alice Walker
Ancestral voices( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first of two programs filmed at Glassboro State College in Glassboro, New Jersey. The poets--Joy Harjo, Garrett Hongo, and Mary TallMountain--listen to their own ancestral voices to help them and us live in the present
For a girl becoming by Joy Harjo( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within these colorful pages, family and community come together in celebration of a girl's journey, offering praise, love, and advice to help carry her forward through the many milestones to come
Heartbeat( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in Multiple languages and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southwest white myth, native mythology( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Pueblo Peoples, including the Hopi, Navajo, Pima, Isleta, and Apache
The delicacy and strength of lace : letters between Leslie Marmon Silko & James Wright by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright met only twice. Their first encounter was brief, at a writers' conference in Michigan. Their correspondence began three years later, after Wright wrote to Silko praising her book Ceremony. The letters began formally, and then each writer gradually opened to the other, sharing his or her life, work, and struggles. The second meeting between the two writers came in a hospital room, as Wright lay dying of cancer
Daphne's Lot by Chris Abani( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman who fell from the sky poems by Joy Harjo( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harjo reads from ten of her poems, accompanied by music from her band, Poetic Justice
 
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Reinventing the enemy's language : contemporary native women's writing of North America
Alternative Names
Joy Harjo American writer

Joy Harjo Amerikaans dichteres

Joy Harjo amerikansk poet, musikar og skribent

Joy Harjo amerikansk poet, musiker og skribent

Joy Harjo US-amerikanische Musikerin und Autorin

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The good luck catShe had some horsesIn mad love and warThe woman who fell from the sky : poemsHow we became human : new and selected poemsA map to the next world : poetry and talesSecrets from the center of the worldFor a girl becoming