How We Became Human New and Selected Poems, 1975-2001

ISBN-10: 0393325342

ISBN-13: 9780393325348

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joy Harjo

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List price: $17.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

JOY HARJO is a multitalented artist of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She is an internationally known poet, performer, writer, and musician. She has published seven books of acclaimed poetry including She Had Some Horses, In Mad Love and War, The Woman Who Fell from the Sky, and How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems. She has produced five award-winning albums of music and poetry including Letter from the End of the Twentieth Century, Winding through the Milky Way, and Red Dreams: A Trail Beyond Tears. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. TANAYA WINDER is a poet from the Duckwater Shoshone and Southern Ute nations. She is pursuing an MFA in poetry from University of New Mexico and working on her first collection of poetry. LAURA COLTELLI is a professor of American literature at the University of Pisa, Italy. Her publications include Winged Words, American Indian Writers Speak, and an edited collection of essays, Reading Leslie Marmon Silko.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Watching Crow, Looking South Toward the Manzano Mountains
For a hopi silversmith
San Juan Pueblo and South Dakota Are 800 Miles Away on a Map
He told me his name was sitting bull
3 A.M.
The last song
Are You Still There?
Conversations Between Here and Home
Four Horse Songs
I Am a Dangerous Woman
There Was a Dance, Sweetheart
Crossing the Border
Someone Talking
Fire
Call It Fear
Anchorage
For Alva Benson, and for Those Who Have Learned to Speak
The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Window
White Bear
Skeleton of Winter
Remember
New Orleans
She Had Some Horses
I Give You Back
My House Is the Red Earth
If You Look with the Mind of the Swirling Earth
If All Events Are Related
This Land Is a Poem
Anything That Matters
Invisible Fish
Don't Bother the Earth Spirit
It Is an Honor
Grace
Deer Dancer
For Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, Whose Spirit Is Present Here and in the Dappled Stars
Trickster
Bird
The Real Revolution Is Love
Song for the Deer and Myself to Return On
Rainy Dawn
Santa Fe
Desire
The Book of Myths
Transformations
Eagle Poem
Reconciliation, a Prayer
The Creation Story
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky
The Flood
A Postcolonial Tale
The Myth of Blackbirds
The Song of the House in the House
Letter from the End of the Twentieth Century
Promise of Blue Horses
The Place the Musician Became a Bear
Fishing
Promise
The Dawn Appears with Butterflies
Perhaps the World Ends Here
Songline of Dawn
A Map to the Next World
The End
Emergence
Songs from the House of Death, or How to Make It Through to the End of a Relationship
The Path to the Milky Way Leads Through Los Angeles
The Power of Never
Hold Up
Returning from the Enemy
The Ceremony
This Is My Heart
Protocol
Morning Song
In Praise of Earth
Letter (with songline) to the Breathmaker
I Am Not Ready to Die Yet
Naming
Faith
Equinox
Ah, Ah
Morning Prayers
The Everlasting
And If I Awaken in Los Angeles
It's Raining in Honolulu
Rushing the Pali
When the World as We Knew It Ended
Notes
Index
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