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The Woman Who Fell from the Sky

Poems

Joy Harjo

Paperback

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Description

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 draws from the Native American tradition of praising the land and the spirit, the realities of American culture, and the concept of feminine individuality.


Praise For The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: Poems

I turn and return to Harjo's poetry for her breathtaking, complex witness and for her world-remaking language: precise, unsentimental, miraculous.
— Adrienne Rich

I fell in love with these poems, with their clarity and light, their wisdom born somewhere between sky and earth.
— Sandra Cisneros

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393313628, 88pp.

Publication Date: August 17, 1996



About the Author

Joy Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is the author of nine poetry collections and two memoirs, most recently Poet Warrior. The recipient of the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, she lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.