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Secrets from the Center of the World (Sun Tracks #17)

Joy Harjo-Sapulpa, Stephen E. Strom (By (photographer))


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"My house is the red earth; it could be the center of the world."

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.

Praise For Secrets from the Center of the World (Sun Tracks #17)

"A rare symbiotic relationship of complementary visions. . . . Rare beauty." —Northwest Review

"Deeply affecting and memorable. . . . An artist to be followed." —Parabola

"A joy to behold, and a delight to read." —The Journal of Arizona History

"A testament to the earth's living spirit. This volume is a book of beauty, pleasing to the ear and eye. . . . Moving prose and colorful photographs that originated in the heart and speak to us of the center of our being." —American Indian Culture and Research Journal

University of Arizona Press, 9780816511136, 80pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1989

About the Author

Joy Harjo (Mvskoke/Creek) is an internationally known poet, writer, and musician. She has published seven books of poetry and the children’s book The Good Luck Cat.