Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings

Poems
By: Joy Harjo
Narrated by: Joy Harjo
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A musical, magical, resilient volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States

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. Called a “magician and a master” (San Francisco Chronicle), Joy Harjo is at the top of her form in Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings.

©2019 Joy Harjo (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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Wow, some really great poetry, very connected to Spirit and the earth and all humanity, performed exquisitely by the authoress.

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More Beautiful Verses from Harjo

I love the rhythm of her verses. She holds so much anger and injustice in her heart. Her love for the Earth and her People is so entrancing, the Reader wants to see what she sees and feel what she feels. But we can’t fully experience her World the way she can, but we can feel the Humanity we share with her and hear that in her words. That will be enough. It will have to be.