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Harjo, Joy

Works: 313 works in 618 publications in 3 languages and 26,258 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  History  Interviews  Biographies  Juvenile works  Picture books  Short stories  Autobiographies  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Performer, Other, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PS508.I5, 811.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joy Harjo
In mad love and war by Joy Harjo( )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems deal with mortality, the past, violence, love, obsession, nature, travel, memory, desire, and myths
Reinventing the enemy's language : contemporary native women's writing of North America( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,283 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 - Are involved in the emotionally charged question of identity and place. Over eighty writers are represented from nearly fifty nations
She had some horses by Joy Harjo( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,155 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." --
How we became human : new and selected poems by Joy Harjo( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 972 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 ..."
The woman who fell from the sky : poems by Joy Harjo( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-four poems, centering on women, American culture, and Native American traditions
The good luck cat by Joy Harjo( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 957 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
Conflict resolution for holy beings : poems by Joy Harjo( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 930 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
A map to the next world : poetry and tales by Joy Harjo( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 773 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
Talking leaves : contemporary Native American short stories by Craig Lesley( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient traditions and contemporary experiences of Native Americans are reflected in a collection of stories which includes contributions by established authors as well as new writers
When the light of the world was subdued, our songs came through : a Norton anthology of Native nations poetry by Joy Harjo( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology. This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. Opening with a blessing from Pulitzer Prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, the book contains powerful introductions from contributing editors who represent the five geographically organized sections. Each section begins with a poem from traditional oral literatures and closes with emerging poets, ranging from Eleazar, a seventeenth-century Native student at Harvard, to Jake Skeets, a young Diné poet born in 1991, and including renowned writers such as Luci Tapahanso, Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, and Ray Young Bear. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through offers the extraordinary sweep of Native literature, without which no study of American poetry is complete"--
Secrets from the center of the world by Joy Harjo( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is Navajo country, a land of mysterious and delicate beauty. 'Stephen Strom's photographs lead you to that place,' writes Joy Harjo. 'The camera eye becomes a space you can move through into the powerful landscapes that he photographs. The horizon may shift and change all around you, but underneath it is the heart with which we move.' Harjo's prose poems accompany these images, interpreting each photograph as a story that evokes the spirit of the Earth. Images and words harmonize to evoke the mysteries of what the Navajo call the center of the world." -- Publisher's website
Sudden fiction (continued) : 60 new short-short stories( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories by American and foreign writers. In Teresa Svoboda's Sundress, homeless people occupy a house whose owners are on holiday, and the neighbors like it
The search for Kennedy's PT 109( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 302 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 by Joy Harjo( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 292 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."
Heartbeat( Recording )

5 editions published in 1998 in Multiple languages and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a girl becoming by Joy Harjo( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Transformative moments in the cycle of life are a time for acknowledgment, a chance to guide a child’s path in a positive and loving direction. Swirling images laden with both myth and personal meaning illustrate this unique, poetic tale of the joys and lessons of a girl’s journey through birth, youth, and finally adulthood. Within these colorful pages, family and community come together in celebration of her arrival, offering praise, love, and advice to help carry her forward through the many milestones to come, and reminding her always of how deeply she is cherished. It is a reminder, too, of our abiding connections to the natural world, and the cyclical nature of life as a whole. With its rich, symbolic artwork and captivating language, For a Girl Becoming is the perfect gift to recognize a birth, graduation, or any other significant moment in a young woman’s life. Not only for children, this lively and touching story speaks to that part in each of us who still stands at the door of becoming." -- Publisher's description
Where poems come from( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

15 major poets read and discuss the origins of their poetry: Yehuda Amichai, Lucille Clifton, Victor Hernandez 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
The power of the word by Wycliffe Bible Translators USA( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 178 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
N. Scott Momaday by N. Scott Momaday( Visual )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words from a Bear gives a thorough survey of Momaday's most prolific years as a doctorate fellow at Stanford University, his achievement of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1969, and his later works that solidified his place as the founding member of the 'Native American Renaissance' in art and literature, influencing a generation of Native American artists, scholars, and political activists
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 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 -- Provided by the publisher
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Reinventing the enemy's language : contemporary native women's writing of North America
Reinventing the enemy's language : contemporary native women's writing of North AmericaShe had some horsesHow we became human : new and selected poemsThe woman who fell from the sky : poemsThe good luck catA map to the next world : poetry and talesSecrets from the center of the worldSudden fiction (continued) : 60 new short-short stories
Alternative Names
Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo American writer

Joy Harjo americká básnířka, hudebnice a spisovatelka

Joy Harjo Amerikaans dichteres

Joy Harjo amerikansk poet, musikar og skribent

Joy Harjo amerikansk poet, musiker og skribent

Joy Harjo escriptora estatunidenca

Joy Harjo escritora estadounidense

Joy Harjo Poète, auteure, scénariste, musicienne américaine d’ascendance amérindienne , 23° Poète lauréat des USA et chancelière de l'Academy of American Poets

Joy Harjo shkrimtare amerikane

Joy Harjo US-amerikanische Musikerin und Autorin

Joy Harjo yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

ג'וי הרג'ו מוזיקאית אמריקאית

جوى هارجو

جوي هارجو كاتبة وشاعرة أمريكية

جوی هارو

조이 하조

하조, 조이 1951-