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Joy Harjo


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  • It's important as a writer to do my art well and do it in a way that is powerful and beautiful and meaningful, so that my work regenerates the people, certainly Indian people, and the earth and the su...
    Joy Harjo (b. 1951), Native American (Creek) author. As quoted in Listen to Their Voices, ch. 7, by Mickey Pearlman (1993).
  • Sometimes they are little cats mewing and scratching
    at the door, sometimes they are her grandmother's voice,
    and sometimes they are gigantic men of light whispering
    to her to get...
    Joy Harjo (b. 1951), U.S. poet. The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Windo (l. 35-38). . . Harper's Anthology of 20th Century Native Americ...
  • ''She thinks of the 4 a.m. lonelinesses that have folded
    her up like death, discordant, without logical and
    beautiful conclusion. Her teeth break off at the edges.
    She would speak.''
    Joy Harjo (b. 1951), U.S. poet. The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Window (l. 56-59). . . Harper's Anthology of 20th Century Native Ameri...
  • ''She is the woman hanging from the 13th floor
    window.''
    Joy Harjo (b. 1951), U.S. poet. The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Window (l. 1-2). . . Harper's Anthology of 20th Century Native America...
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