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Harjo, Joy

Overview
Works: 249 works in 445 publications in 2 languages and 20,896 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Fiction  War poetry  Love poetry  Nonfiction films  Filmed literary readings  Pictorial works  Documentary television programs  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Performer, Interviewee, Author of introduction
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 )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,245 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
She had some horses by Joy Harjo( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,030 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." --
The good luck cat by Joy Harjo( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,008 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
In mad love and war by Joy Harjo( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 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 824 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 817 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 )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 710 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
Conflict resolution for holy beings : poems by Joy Harjo( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 559 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
Secrets from the center of the world by Joy Harjo( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images from Navajo country are accompanied by prose poems evoking the sacredness of the land
The spiral of memory : interviews by Joy Harjo( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for Kennedy's PT 109( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Robert Ballard attempts to locate John F. Kennedy's sunken torpedo boat PT 109 around the Solomon Islands
Joy Harjo( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 244 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."
Where poems come from( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 242 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
For a girl becoming by Joy Harjo( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 221 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 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southwest : white myth, native mythology by Gray Warriner( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Pueblo Peoples, including the Hopi, Navajo, Pima, Isleta, and Apache
Ancestral voices( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 181 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
The power of the word( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 156 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 power of the word( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 149 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
Joy Harjo by Joy Harjo( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joy Harjo, one of the most important Native American poets and author of 'She had Some Horses', reads for the Laguna Poets in Laguna Beach and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams"--Container
 
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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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She had some horsesThe good luck catIn 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 worldThe spiral of memory : interviews